“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin
Previously I’ve talked about the fact that every decision we’re faced with is rooted in fear and/or self doubt. It’s the decision that determines whether we succumb or overcome. And in the moments we choose to succumb…we often justify it by making excuses. We come up with excuses because we know that we’ve made a mistake or missed an opportunity.
“It’s easier to move from failure to success than it is excuses to success.” – John Maxwell
Success comes from the moments of realizing that failure may occur, but trying anyway. Success is failing nine times, and trying ten.
The only thing worse than failing and not trying again, is not ever trying in the first place. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else? If we’ll just get out of our way, stop saying terrible things to ourselves, and actually give ourselves a chance – big things WILL happen. Doors will open. We must stop waiting for an opportunity to arise and instead…create it!
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
The two greatest days in a person’s life are the day they were born and the day they discover why. What have you done lately to discover your “why”?
Quit making excuses and find your “why”