Be stronger than your excuses. For many people life is full of excuses and nothing is ever their own fault. We all fail or fall down at times, but making excuses is not the solution to your shortcomings and weaknesses. Instead of making excuses for the outcome you must be strong, and keep trying to reach your goals. Failure can be a stepping stone instead of an obstacle when used properly, and it can be a very powerful motivator to do better the next time you try. Making an excuse is simply a way of deflecting responsibility for your shortcomings. Unless you understand your weaknesses and work on them to become a stronger person you will never come out on top, and you will never take responsibility for how things turn out. This will prevent you from becoming a stronger person who works on their shortcomings and could hold you back in life.