Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is Lie Your Alibie?

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times I have been trusted to make the game-winning shot...and I missed.
I have failed over and over again in my whole life. And that's why i succeed.
~Michael Jordan~

Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! When it comes to these, the world seem to have abundant of amazing inventors. Bear in mind that it's meaningless to tell everyone about this and that but never keep up with your promises and commitments. Never spend half of your life telling what you are going to do and the other half of your life explaining why you didn't do it. An alibi is the supposed truth that you fabricated to hide something that you didn't do!

No matter we like it or not, mistakes have hidden power to help us, but they falter in their mission of giving us the aid when we blame on other people instead of ourselves. It's that easy: usage of excuse is equal to being unable to change and improve. I'm sure that we have had many falls since we were brought in this world, BUT...we won't be labeled as failure until we say that someone else pushed us. Edmund Gross said, "Never mind whom you praise, but be very careful whom you blame."

When we make a mistake and then make an excuse for it, then we have made up two mistakes. An alibi is by far more darn troubling than a lie, because a alibi is a lie with other lies attached to it (okay, don't think you can start lying now!). Most failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. Proverbs says, "All hard work brings a profit, but mere talks only leads only to poverty"

We have a choice: Let the obstacle be an alibi, or let it be an opportunity. No alibi will ever support your purpose for life. The person who really wants to achieve something finds a way; the others find excuses. If you ask a person who has failed in life, you'll be told that success is matter of luck. Don't buy it!

We should all learn to take the blame. Ask Akon, he knows better!