Have you ever noticed how many people have tons of excuses for their failures? As Hannal said in his introduction to the Master Key – Part Ten speaking of the ordinary man:
If he fails as a businessman, he says that luck is against him. If he dislikes music, he says that music is an expensive luxury. If he is a poor office man, he says that he could succeed better at some outdoor work. If he lacks friends, he says his individuality is too fine to be appreciated.
There are always excuses. They cannot see that there is a cause and effect to everything. They are totally ruled by their emotions. I remember years ago when I used to listen to Dr. Laura on the radio and someone would call in and say, “I feel….” and she would get on to them and tell them to not say they “feel”. She said to take the emotion out of it to make a good decision. She was right.
I also do not like people who are always blaming others for something that has gone wrong. Can they not take responsibility for their own actions and why do they constantly have to point out someone else’s failures? At my job, if someone finds something entered wrong, filed wrong, just done wrong, they always have to point out who made the mistake. But, when the time comes that they made a mistake, they don’t want anyone pointing it out to them. It really makes for a very negative environment to work in.
I try to stay positive in my office. I’ve always been that way, but this Mastermind Alliance course has helped me be even better. I try to really love people for who they are and how they are…even if I don’t agree with them or like their attitude. I deal with a lot of tenants of commercial property. When they call, they are usually calling about some problem or complaining about something. If I handled the situation they way my boss tells me to, I would have all of them hating me and not really accomplishing anything. I treat them with respect and show a genuine concern about their problems and I find now that when they call, they always ask for me. And, if I make a mistake with them, I admit it and don’t blame it on someone else. It really pays off to show them you are human and truly care about them.
I try to show love to all that I meet, admit my mistakes when I make them and do not make excuses for my failures. And, I always keep my promises!