This post was inspired by a tweet from Patrick Antrim where he asked: “What would life look like if you were not able to use excuses?
My initial thought was … it would be a lot less entertaining.
I was flashing back to all the excuses I’ve heard and may have perhaps used from time to to time.
The old standbys like those below can only go so far.
- I had to wash my hair
- My shoes were untied
- The dog ate my homework
What would your life be like if you couldn’t use excuses?
- What are the best excuses you’ve heard?
- What are the best excuses you’ve used?
- Did they work?
Come on. Share! inquiring minds want to know.
I think Patrick had a more altruistic line of thinking about a “Life without Excuses” and I think there is a lot that can be written, spoken and sung about this point. Ultimately from a Leadership perspective the word accountability and the phrase taking responsibility for one’s actions come to mind. There is not enough of either in the world today.
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I have spent the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.