Friday, October 12, 2012

5 Reasons to Think of Solutions Instead of Excuses

5 Reasons to Think of Solutions Instead of Excuses

It’s not about excuses, it’s about finding solutions. 
Jeff Van Gundy

Do you look for excuses when you don’t exercise or eat healthily? When you cannot get something done, the easiest way out is to give excuses, but it does not solve the problem. The wise thing to do is to look for a workable solution because it offers many advantages:   
1.      Just as creative: Looking for a convincing excuse is just as creative as looking for a solution. Why not focus on an answer to solve the problem? The effort is the same, but you get to solve a problem. The longer you procrastinate the more difficult it is to overcome a problem.     

2.      A problem is an opportunity: It is especially so at work. Instead of throwing the problem to your boss, be resourceful to attack the problem. You will get more than just solving a problem, you build self-confidence. Your boss will regard you highly when you report a problem you have noted and solved.    

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

3.      Be responsible: You are responsible for the outcome in whatever you do; you can’t blame others or your circumstances. Admit it that it does not work gracefully and do it in a different way.  

The most important thing to do in solving a problem is to begin.
Frank Tyger

4.      Be a solution provider: A problem gives you a chance to learn and grow. You also gain the respect of others when you are able to come up with solutions to their problems. Happiness is giving.

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.  Norman Vincent Peale

5.      A positive mindset: Looking for solutions to problems is a positive mental attitude. Instead of dwelling on a problem, you direct your energy looking for a way out. It is a productive habit.

Believe it is possible to solve your problem.  Tremendous things happen to the believer.
Norman Vincent Peale

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems--not people; to focus your energies on answers--not excuses.
-William Arthur Ward

Are you looking for excuses or solutions for all your troubles?

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