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.