“Don’t make excuses, make good.”
– The Famous Anon.

You don’t make excuses for not getting the job done. Since you
most always get the job done, the situation does not come up very often. When
it does happen that you don’t get the job done, you accept full and personal
responsibility for the outcome. Even if circumstances have worked against
getting the expected outcome or if someone else hasn’t done what they were
supposed to do, you accept responsibility for not anticipating the problem or
glitch. You know that, had you been smarter or cleverer, you would have
anticipated and handled the situation. Through accepting responsibility and
retrospective analysis, both your cognitive and intuitive capacities will serve
you better the next time.