Why do you exercise? What motivates you to get up, put on shoes, and actually move around?
You’ve probably heard that being a goal-oriented person is a good thing. In the real world, though, it’s smarter, more efficient, and more effective to set systems rather than goals.
I always thought it was stupid to tell people to stand up for what they believe in. What if they believe in something that’s objectively wrong? A much better way to live is to focus on believing in what is real and true.
Making a single excuse doesn’t mean you’ve fallen into this mindset, but relying on those excuses as you move into the future does.
In the real world, nobody cares about exams, grades, or any of that nonsense. We want people who have practiced and improved their craft, and the only way to measure that is through action.