Excuses are a dime a dozen. You can come up with all kinds of them to explain why you haven't been your best.
You can blame the boss.
You can blame the environment.
You can blame your family.
If you're looking for a way to weasel out of something you should be doing, you'll find it. The human mind has the uncanny ability to rationalize anything.
The bottom line, however, is that if you continue making excuses for mediocrity, you will never realize your true, God-given, potential. It does no good to dream about what you are going to accomplish tomorrow if you're unwilling to pay the price today.
"If you continue making excuses for mediocrity, you will never realize your true, God-given, potential."
Refuse to cave in to "somewhere over the rainbow" thinking. Your "ship" isn’t coming in. Might as well quit standing on the shoreline waiting for the grand arrival. Instead put down the binoculars, pick up the hammer and build a boat.
Sometimes people complain about "bad luck". They need to understand that "luck" is not nearly as important as attitude. You can make the best of your "bad luck" or the worst of your "good fortune." It's not what life hands you - but what you make of it that counts.
Instead of focusing on your problems, how about moving to the solution side? You will discover that your "luck" will improve tremendously when you stop making excuses and start making progress.