Definition: Someone who says his tools or equipment are the reason for his failure must not be very good at what he does. The idea behind this expression is that a good workman would take full responsibility for any fault and not try to blame his equipment. Therefore, someone blaming poor work on his or her tools must not be very skilled. However, it is also possible to use this idiom to discuss any task that a person completes. In the dialogue below, two friends are talking about the cookies that one of them baked. Maggie: Okay, thanks.
A really talented person succeeds in his work. He makes use of his abilities properly and achieves good results. He is confident of doing his work. He uses his tools in the right way, even if they are not excellent.
We blame everything under the sun for our failures and no attempt is often made by us to interrogate our respective senses of introspection. We always blame everybody but ourselves. This idea of holistic self-righteousness is at the root of our leadership failures and underdevelopment. The leadership in all tiers and spheres has not been able to lift or raise Nigeria and Nigerians from the doldrums in which they are languishing. There are visible absence of reflective thinkers amongst us yet we are keen to provide solutions to our problems.