Don’t Make Excuses

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”  Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

“He who excuses himself accuses himself.”  Gabriel Meurier

“No one ever excused his way to success.”  Dave Del Dotto

“Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.”  Steven Grayhm

“Bad excuses are worse than none.”  Thomas Fuller

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”  Henry Ward Beecher

“Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”  Edward R. Murrow

“We are all manufacturers – some make good, others make trouble, and still others make excuses.”  Author Unknown

“Success is a tale of obstacles overcome, and for every obstacle overcome, an excuse not used.”  Robert Brault

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people, to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”  William Arthur Ward

“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”  Author Unknown

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?”  Rose F. Kennedy

“Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.”  Palmer Sondreal

“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”  Buddha

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”  Michael Jordan

“Don’t let what you are being get in the way of what you might become.”  Harry Palmer

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.”  Ralph Marson

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”  Wendy Wasserstein

“What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me.”  Helen Keller

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”  Mark Twain

“Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.”  Ryunosuke Satoro

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.”  James Oppenheim

My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on. Forrest Gump

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”  Fulton Oursler

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”  Kurt Cobain