Paddler Tip #8 - Avoid Excuses

#8. What do you consider is the difference between an excuse and a reason? A reason is when you own something — a problem, a solution — to justify your actions, whether positive or negative. An excuse is when you give up ownership of a problem or solution.

Avoid excuses. When you are given that all-so-important feedback, take it, internalize it, use it to your advantage. Don’t give the coach a million reasons why you can’t or shouldn’t do it. Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ...

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