Ten Differences Between Excuses and Explanations

Excuses are fast and careless.  Explanations are slow and deliberate.

Excuses are self focused. Explanations are other focused.

Excuses result in short, messy and thoughtless reactions. Explanations result in long, neat and thoughtful responses.

Excuses are weak and flimsy. Explanations are strong and solid.

Excuses are phony and deceptive. Explanations are real and receptive.

Excuses bring you and others down. Explanations raise you and others up.

Excuses are fiction and incredible. Explanations are fact and credible.

Excuses create distrust and disrespect. Explanations create trust and respect.

Excuses are what followers use. Explanations are what leaders use.

Excuses hold you back and keep you stuck in the muck. Explanations move your forward and set you free to do and be.


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The Motivator Minute is written by "The Motivator" who for the past 18 years has been a motivational and leadership coach for business, life and career. She offers her international clientele a creative approach to coaching, training and promoting. Her greatest strength is that she gives her clients her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience, a commitment to their success and an abundance of creative ideas. She is a coach, leader, facilitator and motivational speaker who supports, encourages and motivates individuals to make positive and lasting changes in their personal and professional lives. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater success through increased business and personal visibility and credibility; with individuals who are experiencing career and life transitions and with an organization’s leaders so that they can do and be their best on the job and in their lives. Please note that all material on this blog is original and copyright protected. Copyright 2011 The Motivator All rights reserved.
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