When you speak to people who fail to carry out their responsibilities, you will often hear them making all kinds of excuses as to why they could not get their job done. Most of the time, the excuses has some viability to them. However, deep inside you know that the excuse is flimsy and other issues are really at work. The other issues are the real “excuses.,” but you will never hear these stated.
What are some of the excuses that you will never hear?
1. I am too lazy to do the work.
2. I hate this job and just refuse to do it.
3. I could care less whether it gets done or not.
4. I really do not know how to do this.
5. I never get any thanks for anything I do anyway.
6. I like to play more than I like to work.
7. I am really expecting someone else to do this.
8. I have to listen to my spouse and he/she said: “No.”
9. I bit off more than I can chew.
10. I never intended to do the work in the first place.
These are just a few things you will never hear from those who fail to pull their weight. These things, however, are more honest than the other excuses that are used. At least, the person who is relying on the individual would know that the job is not going to get done. He could, then, look for another to do the work.
My friend, if you do not intend to do what is required of you, let other’s know that it will not get done.
– Someone else can be recruited to do the work.
– The work will no longer be hindered by eternal procrastination.
– You will no longer be held responsible to do the work.
– The work WILL get done.
– And, you can be labelled as one who is unreliable.
Be honest! Quit using the normal excuses. Set forth the real reason you are not dependable. It will be a “one-in-a-million” experience if you do.