1) Be willing and open to admit the excuse, and change your course.
2) Remove the alibi.
3) Shed the mask or shield that excuses provide and take responsibility.
4) Shift the power back to YOU.
We’re all full of excuses. We rationalize, justify, throw up all kinds of deflections to help ourselves avoid the truth. Excuses let us wiggle our way out of our commitments. Yet, in the end, we’re no better because of our excuses.