Blog: Explaining Away Failure - 2010-04-20
You can always continue to claim "success" if you can explain away your failures.
Let's say that you've told all of your friends that you're a brilliant pianist. You aren't, you can barely play chopsticks, but you've told them that to impress them. Then you're at a party and someone asks you to play. You sit down at the piano and pick away at the keys for a minute. It's obvious you can't play. But all is not lost! No, you can explain away your failure. Here are a few examples:
1. I'm having an off day, not feeling very well.