Day 22: Excuses Are The Nails Used To Build A House Of Failure

Excuses Are The Nails Used To Build A House Of Failure

-Don Wilder

Integrity is the foundation of all good character. It’s synonymous with personal responsibility.

When you make an excuse, what you’re really doing is refusing to live in integrity; refusing to take responsibility for your decisions and your actions.

Examples of this are everywhere, especially in the political sphere. Integrity and personal responsibility are just words to be shrugged off as easily as dirty clothes at the end of the day.

If you want to live in integrity; if you want to live in a world you are proud to leave to your children and grandchildren, then the excuse-making must stop.

Is living in integrity easy? Nope. But you sure sleep well at night. I’m not so sure our many politicians can lay claim to that.

My challenge to you today is to stop making excuses in one area of your life. Just one.

In that area of your life, commit to holding yourself accountable at all times. You may fall down. We all to at times.

But when we get back up, recommit to our goal and try again? That’s where true character is built. That’s where self-respect is built.

That’s also where the proud smile on your child’s face is built when they say to their friend, “That’s my mom” or “That’s my dad.”

Isn’t that worth fighting for?

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