Everyday you have plenty of chances to make excuses for your mistakes or shortcomings. But in the end, making an excuse brings no value to your life. They hold you back from taking responsibility for your actions and finding solutions that will resolve problems. Do not worry about upsetting people if you do not have the answer. In fact, most people will admire you for saying you are wrong or did not yet put in the work. Rather focus on what steps you can take to avoid failure. With determination, you can do anything.