“Little men with little minds and little imagination jog through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.”
~ Marie Fraser
- We tried it once, and it didn’t work.
- Someone else tried it and it didn’t work.
- We’ve never done it that way.
- It’s never been tried before.
- We’ve always done it this way.
- If it ain’t broke, don’t break it!
- Don’t rock the boat.
Of course, those aren’t really reasons, but excuses and, as a someone once noted: “An excuse is the skin of a reason, stuffed with lies.” Instead of making excuses, let’s consider this advice from Latin poet Ovid, written 2,000 years ago: “Change is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be a fish.”