No More Excuses

How many times have you said?

“It is too much of a risk!”
“I can’t afford it.”
“I am too scared to try.”
or, my favorite, “I’m born this way, there is nothing I can do to change it. “

Instead of accepting and taking responsibility, we make excuses for the reasons we don’t succeed or why we aren’t able to accomplish what we want out of life.

How can we stop this cycle?
How can we grow?
How can we live the life we want, one worthy the effort and make us feel free?

When we develop accountability, when we take charge and accept the choices we’ve made – learn and grow from them – and then, only then can we be more in charge of our lives.

Accountability, requires us to be willing to take responsibility for our actions and be in charge of the choices we’ve made. Accept that the choices made, determines everything along the way and is the consequence of what has happened in our lives, for good and bad.

Think about it.

The minute we do something wrong we want to blame others
We point fingers
We make excuses.

It is important to acknowledge and take responsibly for your decisions and actions.

If you make mistakes – be responsible, accept it, correct it, and offer amends, don’t make excuses.

Life is a matter of choices.
Every choice you make – makes you

Whom you marry…

What your career you have…

Where you live…

What you will do today…

One of the most important choice in your life is who you’ll choose to become.
If you desire true freedom in your life – embrace responsibility.

The greatest day in your life will be when you take control and responsibility for your choices.

That day you will realize that you are the one in charge of the directions of your life and the consequence of that is freedom.


Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Armando Duran

    09. Jun, 2009

    I think we have to learn how to navigate on top of fear in a culture that is educated by mass media where a lot of fear is projected.

    We have to (by the power of our free will) recognize that we must follow our inner guidance that tells us what to do in order to develop the plan that we were supposed to fulfill in our lives and to seek that freedom that eventually and in reality is the freedom of the soul.

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  2. Jeff

    09. Jun, 2009

    WoW Lolly,
    U hit the nail on the head (I’m former Contractor 🙂
    I been going thru lifes bumps and I agree with alot of what you said… So, in redesigning my personal blog, I went with a motto, it states:
    “living life by design”
    it has nothing to do with art and everything to do with living life with intention and not leaving it up to fate…

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  3. silverpeanut

    10. Jun, 2009

    Phenomenal post! Really enjoyed reading it, thanks for sharing!

    And the artwork around your site is amazing! Congrats!


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  4. endrunlv

    14. Jun, 2009

    Extremely fitting for what I am doing lately. Thanks you.


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  5. FredFitnessGuy

    20. Jun, 2009

    Timeless wisdom here. The best way to predict your future is to create it !

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