Are you making excuses or progress?

Are you making excuses? I caught this thought-provoking comment by Chris Brogan:

You can make excuses or you can make progress. Both take time. One pays.

It caught me at a particularly bad attitude time. I felt sorry for myself since I slipped on our back deck stairs last week and banged myself up. Sitting down is particularly difficult because of the major bruise – I’ll leave you to guess where.

Making excuses is easy

For me as a small business person, I can determine my long list of to-dos has to wait because I just don’t feel like it. Blog posts to write, other marketing initiatives to continue, and even a few loose ends on client projects. But I can keep making excuses or take the first step and write a post – even if it is about making excuses.

During the last recession, many people were making excuses.

  • “I can’t find a job.”
  • “There are no jobs, it’s not worth looking.”
  • “I’m ready  to throw in the towel, life is just too hard.”
  • They think I am too old.
  • No one wants me.

But it doesn’t take too much looking to find people who have found jobs and not just any job, great jobs! Those people were the ones who understood Chris Brogan’s statement above. You can make excuses or make progress. One pays. I am sure you already figured out that you only reap rewards by making progress.

For me, today, I am going to shake off the attitude, clean off and organize my desk (standing up) and find other things to do to move me closer to my goals and make progress!

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Are you making excuses or progress?


  1. Melissa Cooley on March 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Love this, Julie! It’s a message that we all need to hear from time to time because there are so many aspects of life to which that this can apply.

    • Julie Walraven on March 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Thanks, Melissa. That’s what I was thinking when I selected a post to share today!

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