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Thought for Monday, August 28, 2023


You can have results or excuses.

Not both.


In the journey towards achieving goals, be it in personal life or professional pursuits, there's a clear fork in the road. One path leads to hard work, commitment, and ultimately, results. The other path, laden with excuses, leads to stagnation and unfulfilled potential.


When you choose the path of results, you're saying yes to responsibility. You're embracing the challenges, learning from the failures, and continually pushing forward. It's not about perfection but persistence. It's about a commitment to growth, even when the path is steep.


On the other hand, the path of excuses is easy to tread. It's filled with justifications for why something can't be done or why failure occurred. While sometimes there might be genuine reasons for setbacks, a pattern of excuses often leads to a dead-end, blocking the path to success.


In the realm of business, this principle holds tremendous value. As an executive coach, I often see how leaders who embrace responsibility and strive for results foster dynamic, thriving teams. Those who dwell on excuses tend to create a stagnant environment where growth is limited.


Remember, results and excuses are mutually exclusive. One leads to achievement, fulfillment, and success; the other to stagnation and missed opportunities. The choice is yours, and it's a defining one. Choose wisely, and watch how you pave the way to a more successful future.

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