10 Really Lame Excuses for Not Developing Your Employees

“I’m
too beat. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast. I got a
headache. It’s raining. My dog is sick. I can’t right now. I’m not inspired. It
makes me smell bad. I’m allergic to stuff. I’m fat. I’m thin.

It’s
too hot. I’m not right. I’ve got shin splits. A Headache. I’m distracted. I’m
exerting myself too much. I’d love to really but I can’t, I just can’t. My
favorite show is on. I’ve got a case of the Mondays.

The
Tuesdays. The Wednesdays. I don’t want to do this; I want to do something else.
After New Years. Next week. I might make a mistake. I got home and I feel
bloated. I have gas. I got a hot date. My coach hates me. My mom won’t let me.
I bruise easily. It’s too dark. It’s too cold. My blister hurts.

This
is dangerous. Ahhh sorry, I don’t have a bike. I didn’t get enough sleep. My
tummy hurts. It’s not in my genes. I don’t want to look all tired out. I need a
better coach. I don’t like getting tackled. I have a stomach ache. I’m not the
athletic type. I don’t want to get sweaty. I have better things to do. I don’t want
to slow you down. Do I have to do this? As soon as I get a promotion. I think
I’ll sit this one out.

Man,
my feet hurt.”

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