Thursday, December 06, 2012


My father once told my brother that "Success = Failure - A Good Excuse" and claimed it was a "mathematical truth". I forget the context, I guess the point was this was one of the earlier introductions to taking responsibility.

I recently forgot an important person's birthday. And an important birthday at that, a big round one. I mean I didn't forget it, so much as what day it was. I had excuses for doing so, but these were irrelevent. The fact I identify him as 'important' deny me the privelege of having excuses.

That is that.

I similarly believe if you want to do something, if you want to succeed at something, you have handed in the keys to the excuse closet. You can't use them anymore. There are no longer 'reasons' you failed, you simply fucked up. Learn. Correct. Mitigate where possible.

That is that.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I like it. Your post reminds me of the saying, "You've either got the results or the reasons why not." You don't want to end up with a bag of reasons.