Over the weekend, like many of you, I watched the final two rounds of the Masters.

I was fascinated by the characters involved. It occurred to me, each of them is a world class golfer for a reason … they refuse to make excuses.

MastersThe winner, Jordan Spieth, never opened himself to the excuse of youth. The 21 year old held off some of the greatest players in history to become the youngest winner of the coveted Green Jacket.

Phil Mickelson refused to believe he was too old to win. Rory McIlroy ignored past heartaches, and there was even a Tiger Woods sighting on Saturday. Turns out he didn’t buy the media opinion that he is washed up.

I’m sure at some point each of the combatants were tempted to cower to the competition, yet none of them did. Why? Because world class performers refuse to make excuses.

Leaders are much like golfers. They too face the temptation to make excuses.

As you approach a new week I encourage you to believe you have what it takes to do something great. You are not too young, old, washed up up, or undeserving. You are simply a choice away from amazing impact … The choice to stop making excuses.

Leadership Begins at Home,


What happens when a leader refuses to make excuses?

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Author: Randy

Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.