The Most Unprofitable Item Ever Manufactured Is An Excuse

When it comes to excuses, the world is full of great inventors. Some people spend half their lives telling what they are going to do, and the other half explaining why they didn’t do it. An alibi is the proof that you did do what you didn’t do, so that others will think you didn’t do what you did.

You can fall down many times, buy you won’t be a failure until you say that someone else pushed you. You treat others right when you don’t blame them for anything that is really wrong with you. When you use excuses you give up the power to change.

If you find an excuse, don’t pick it up. Most failures are experts at excuses. The world simply does not have enough crutches for all the lame excuses. It’s always easier to find excuses instead of time for the things we don’t want to do.

Never complain and never explain. Doing a job right is always easier than fabricating an alibi for why you didn’t. The devil eagerly waits to provide you with an excuse for every sin. Time wasted thinking up excuses and alibis would always be better spent praying, planning, preparing and working towards your goals in life.

So, find a way, not an excuse. There is no excuse for a human being full of excuses. One who makes a mistake, and then makes an excuse for it, is making two mistakes. Note this truth: “The fox condemns the trap, not himself”(Blake). Don’t find yourself talking like that old fox!

– John L Mason, from the book Conquering An Enemy Called Average. (to find out more about this book, please go to