Excuses don't make things easier; they just make it easier to avoid explanation. Explanation has real power because explanation offers an honest cause for whatever event you're talking about. Explanations will give you a path to fixing a problem, something excuses will never be able to do.
The problem is that everyone is looking for a crutch, and everyone is looking for an excuse. This is because while excuses don't offer a solution, they do offer other things that people are looking for. Want some sympathy? Use an excuse. Want a way out of your responsibilities? Throw out an excuse. Need something to blame for your performance? Come up with an excuse.
Sure, excuses can sometimes be sourced from valid explanations or important issues that we might want to address. The issue is we don't use excuses to pinpoint problems that need solving. We use excuses to shrug off the real issues at hand, to protect ourselves from truth, and as crutches.
When you're looking for a crutch, you're trying to draw attention to whatever you think you need the crutch for. So instead of looking for attention, look for an explanation. Identify the issue at hand, determine a solution, and implement. Leave the crutches at home.
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Posted by Armen.