September 18, 2020

Provide Options, Don't Make Excuses

β€œHe that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
β€” Benjamin Franklin

Don’t tell me why you can’t. Tell me how you’re going to make it happen.

The key here is to figure out the actual problem you need to solve. For instance, if you can’t afford a car, maybe the actual problem is that you need a reliable way to get to work. If you can’t seem to lose 10 pounds, maybe the actual problem is that you want to play with your kids without feeling winded.

So how can you solve the real problem? What are your options? Look at those options and make a call. Stay focused on your real goal, and then even if you hit some roadblocks, you have more options.

Options. Not excuses.