Never Excuse Yourself

March 28, 2016

 

"Hold yourself responsible for a  higher standard than anybody expects of you.  Never excuse yourself." - Henry Ward Beecher

 

How would you feel about doing business with other people that held to this sentiment?  Can you imagine the integrity?
 
The work ethic?  
 

The commitment?  

 
I can.  I can imagine it, and I like it!
 
When we hold ourselves to a higher standard than others expect of us... when we offer ourselves no excuses... when we stand up and accept the responsibility for our actions, words and deeds... when we determine to be better... to be BEST... that makes for some spectacular people that I'd do business with any day.  
 
Free of mistakes?  NO!  We all fail each other at times.  It's part of being human.  But I've said for years... it's how we RISE from the fall that counts.  That's where integrity kicks in.  That's where we learn to never excuse ourselves.  And that's where good business is done.  In the midst of it all.  Let's get it done!
 
Photo: I, Wacko fish, CC-BY-SA-3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons. <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AnnetteLongJump.jpg> Accessed 19 January 2017.
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