You can either make excuses or you can make success happen.

🚗 Running late because of a flat tire?

Blame the tire.

🚕 Running late because your ride is late?

Blame the ride.

📞 Can’t get a hold of who you’re meeting?

Blame them for not being available.

Or not.

Instead, own the circumstances and charge ahead.

Make. It. Happen.

This morning I got a flat tire on the way to an 8:15 am appointment.

It was 8:05. ⏱

I could call my wife, but I didn’t want to overwhelm her with getting three kids ready on short notice and have her take on any anxiety because of my time crunch.

So I called an Uber.

5 minutes until arrival.

3 minutes.

1 minute.

I looked up and saw his Toyota Corolla. But it didn’t stop. 🚫

I looked on the app. Now a 5 minute ETA, again? He was still driving… in the wrong direction.

I messaged him what shop I was in front of.

He replied. In a way, I think? By canceling the ride.

Great. Now it’s 8:15, my meeting time, and I still don’t have a ride.

I called the office where I was heading to let them know I’d be late. No answer. Their lines didn’t open up until 8:30. 📴

I had a pre-business hours appointment.

In times like this I don’t get frustrated. What good would it do? 😡

The only reasonable option is to find a solution.

Literally, what benefit is there to any other option other than finding a solution?

Grabbed the next Uber, got there just 10 minutes late.

Knocked out a few quick tasks while I didn’t have to be the driver. Bonus 🎉

They were late, too, and didn’t even notice.

Started “right on time,” calm and collected, because I didn’t get stressed. Killed it.

Blame the flat tire.

Blame the missed ride.

Blame luck.

Blame Monday.

Or don’t.

No one but you cares what your excuses are.

So don’t make them and instead make success happen. 👊🏻😉

no excuses

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