Do you have results or explanations for no results?

Let us say we are doing a thought experiment…

You are your own client and your most important project of your life has been handed over to you as your consulting project. You will be paid “real” money if you are delivering results and “no money” if you don’t perform well.

The project is running late and you are now supposed to explain it to your boss (this case it is you) why it’s running late. The rules are clear. You don’t get paid for an explanation – pay is only for results. You will get empathy for the best explanation but no money.

What would you do?

For a large majority of the people, the most important project of their life is slipping and all they have is a great explanation for lack of results.

Are you part of the rule or are you an exception to this rule?