I didn’t receive the email*.
I meant to, but I forgot.
I thought ‘x’ was doing it.
And while we’re going down this murky track… ‘The dog ate it Miss’.
All excuses (*and btw, you did).
Too harsh? Let’s re-title…
Still too hard? OK, how about…
That feels more palatable.
The outcome’s the same. You didn’t do what you were supposed to do.
I don’t enjoy being called out on my excuses. And yet I’ve quite a selection..
‘Were you supposed to empty the dishwasher, Michael?’
‘I was just about to, peach.’ Sounds so much better than, ‘It’s the last thing I wanted to do, so I’ve conveniently forgotten.’
I rarely ask The Google for definitions, preferring to share my personal thinking with you; but this was too good not to share.
Google – What are excuses?
‘The invented reasons we create to defend our behaviour, to postpone taking action or simply as a means of neglecting responsibility.’
To postpone taking action… hmmm.
What have you been putting off? Maybe now is the time to stop making excuses and to start taking action?
I’d love to know what you think about this newsletter and my take on excuses. You can leave a comment here.