Achieving is your responsibility, from start to finish…
There’s a big difference between trying to do something and actually doing it. We often say we’re trying to do something : losing weight, getting more exercise, finding a job. But the truth is, we are either doing it or not doing it. “Trying to do it” is a cop-out. You have to focus your attention to make something happen by giving at least 100 percent commitment. Anything less and you’re the only one to blame for failing to reach your goals.
If you really want to accomplish something, it’s up to you to do so. Make it a high priority or drop it from your list. And do not find excuses.
We make excuses for not reaching our goals by blaming others and external factors for getting in the way or for not enabling us.
We use excuses to cover up the fact we didn’t put the required effort to deliver.
There’s no excuse for being late, for not handing in an assignment, for failing an exam, for not spending time with your family, for not calling your parents, and so forth.
You can manufacture an excuse that’s socially acceptable, such as having too much work or being sick, but if you really wanted to deliver you’d figure out a way to make it happen.