We live in the age of Alibi's.
Explaining why we quit or didn't make an Effort or fell short in Personal or Professional actions.
Other words for Alibi:
What we need instead of Excuses is a Values based process for our lives and work.
The Antidote for an Alibi is Accountability, being Personally responsible for all our Efforts and Outcomes.
Extreme Ownership as Jocko Willink would advise from his book of the same name, basically taking Responsibility for EVERYTHING in your world.
That type of Perspective change not only propels you toward tremendous Growth and Improvement - but it also
eliminates the idea of Alibi's forever.