Before I hit 30, I used to have excuses for everything.
When I was in PR, excuses was everything they give. Things like the fax didn't go in that's why the project was not a success, press releases wasn't great... that's why the press people didn't come... etc.
The truth was, the project was not a success because the management sucks and public wasn't as inclined to participate because the prize was just not worth it. And why the press didn't cover the story? Well, because the event was just crap.
This people fail to see. To save their asses, they decided to give an excuse.
I remembered those times when I would be giving excuses for whatever I did at noon for some bad shit that happened in the morning.
"I am so sorry... I missed the bus this morning, so that was why I was late and then now this whole crap is happening because it's just not my frikkin' day today."
After some time, I found out that these excuses are really stuff that I made up to make myself seem somewhat less incompetent to myself. What I didn't realize was that excuses, gave me a bad impression from others.
So... when I hit 30, I decided, no more excuses. If I think I am fat, then there must be something that I should be doing. When something is screwed up, don't invent stories or anecdotes or keep on playing the blame game. Suck it up and fix it.
No excuses. Fix it.