“and I had a mother who would never allow herself to be a victim no matter what happened… never made excuses, and she never accepted an excuse from us. And if we ever came up with an excuse , she always said, “do you have a brain?” And if the answer was yes, then she said, “then you could have thought your way out of it.” It doesn’t matter what John or Susan or May or anybody else did or said. And it was the most important thing she did for my brother and myself. Because if you don’t accept excuses, pretty soon people stop giving them, and they start looking for solutions. And that is a critical issue when it comes to success. ”
If you are a leader, do you accept excuses from those who report to you, or do they know they need to be looking for solutions to problems?
Regardless of whether you have people reporting to you or not, when it comes to living your life, do you tend to make excuses when things don’t go well or do you take responsibility for what has happened, learn, and adjust from your experience, and try again?