excusesGeorge Washington Carver said, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

Solomon made note of this…The slacker says, “There’s a lion in the road – a lion in the public square!” (Proverbs 26:13)  We begin each week with a promise to get more done. And then we spot the lion …

The unexpected turn of events is often used as permission to slam on the brakes. At most, the lion in the streets might slow you down, maybe add a few steps to your plan. But it should never bring you to a complete stop.

Anyone who wants an excuse can find one. They’re recognized by their roar. Though they sometimes sound ferocious, don’t be fooled. An excuse will never be anything more than an excuse.

The 18th century playwright Samuel Foote once said, “The boy who is good at excuses is generally good for nothing else.”

Adding to that, I would say that one who refuses to make excuses is generally good at everything else.

Can you begin to imagine all the good you might do if you took all excuses off the menu this week? Isn’t it worth a try?

Borrowed from Steve May