You ever do business with anyone who just never takes responsibility for anything?
You ever have a friend who you have a conflict with? You sit down and have a conversation and they take responsibility for nothing?
You ever get involved in a relationship with somebody and they constantly play the game of deflection, where they never take responsibility for anything?
I’ve had all three dynamics in my life and they all drive me nuts.
Because excuses are for losers.
I’ve had business relationships with people and they didn’t do what they said they were going to do and they take no responsibility. And you have to actually listen to their excuses and their bullshit coming at you 100 miles an hour.
Of course they don’t want to lose the job.
They don’t want to lose the gig.
So they deflect, instead of accept.
I’ve had friends who have gotten involved with certain things, and when conflict came up, they just gave a bunch of lame excuses nonstop instead of taking responsibility for their actions.
They’ll deflect, and they’ll make all these excuses. Literally like the worst excuses we used to give when we were kids. When we said, “oh my dog ate my homework.”
And then I’ve had the relationships with people who deflect and take no responsibility. I had a relationship with somebody years ago, and I actually nicknamed them and it was perfect and then her name was No Responsibility Rachel. She never took responsibility for anything.
Whenever anything went wrong, she’d always told me I was being passive-aggressive, and that they had never had this dynamic before.
It seems like they never took responsibility.
I want to challenge you today…
I want you to take a look at your life. I want you to ask yourself, what do you take responsibility for?
In all the things that you’re doing, from business to personal, what are you taking responsibility for?
How many excuses a day have you literally thrown at…
Even your co-worker?
When conflict comes and someone confronts you on that, do you take responsibility? Or are you constantly making excuses for why you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing?
It’s pretty amazing how many people fail to take responsibility. So I’m going to say it one time and one time only again.
Excuses are for losers.