Excuse is the nail for building a house of poverty. Before the lockdown, I had a task I was supposed to do but due to the whole freaking out about the virus and the incessant messages from NCDC, I became so afraid.
I have been intentionally postponing the task with very genuine reasons that sounded awesome to my ears.
After many rounds of rebukes, complaints and motivational speech, I finally decided to do the task today just to spare myself the headache of having a dangling unaccomplished task on my neck.
Surprisingly, I found out that the task wasn’t even hard at all. The wall of excuses I successfully built in my head was what made the task seem tedious and insurmountable. I even had a lot of fun fulfilling the assignment.
Someone sent this to me on WhatsApp some minutes ago and it got me thinking.
Poverty has a language. If you always make excuses and explain or justify mistakes, you‘re speaking the language of poverty.
Prosperity also has a language. It is a language that accepts responsibility for how things turn out without blaming others.
I want you to know that you may fail many times, but you are not a failure until you begin to point accusing fingers at anyone or blame something else for your ineptitude.
Before you make your next excuse, ask yourself this: What can I do to improve?
Be honest with yourself about what you can do better, and you can free yourself of the blame and the denial that is sure to hold you back. Take responsibility for your actions, and you can live an incredible life of integrity. Make time to create positive momentum, and you will.
I am also a work in progress.
I am many kilometres away from being perfect but together, we will eliminate excuse that is the nail for building the house of poverty.