Posted by: nedpelger | March 27, 2010

No Excuses, No Worries

I’m not a fan of excuses. When someone shows up late to a meeting and starts to blame circumstances, I think, “Do you know how lame you sound?”

Years ago a friend said, “If you’re going to be more than 2 or 3 minutes late to a meeting, give a courtesy call and let them know your status. Excuses should be avoided, though, because most of the time the reason you’re late is that you didn’t care enough about getting there on time.”

I’d like to hear an honest appraisal, sometime, when someone walks in late to a meeting. “I’m sorry I’m late, but you all just didn’t matter enough to me to put in the effort to be on time.”

Of course, all this leads up to me making an excuse for not posting this week…my internet service (for about 1000 of us in this area) was down almost all week. Sorry.

As I was thinking about excuses, my son Lex sent me this wonderful short video that encourages and motivates. Please take a few minutes to watch it, I think you’ll be glad you did.

He doesn’t make excuses and he doesn’t waste time worrying. He lives all it.

I’ve got some good posts in me for next week, so check back.



  1. Amazing isn’t it how this young man sets a shining example for us all to keep things in their proper perspective – a positive attitude makes all the difference in the world. Although I must admit, at times it is easy to get bogged down with the daily problems that tend to get to even the best of us. But during such “bad” times, if we can only keep folks like this fellow in the back of our mind, it can certainly serve as a positive influence in keeping us on the right path to prosper and have hope for a better tomorrow.

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