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So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Leave excuses behind

Excuses are the building blocks of failure. Actions are the building blocks of success.

At best, the energy you put into crafting a good excuse will merely keep you stuck where you are. Yet when you put the same amount of energy into taking positive action, you begin to move ahead.

When you notice yourself looking for an excuse, stop and ask this question. What action could be taken right now that would make the excuse unnecessary?

Excuses give you permission to give up. But that’s not something you really want to do.

Dig deeper, past the superficial impulse to make an excuse. Dig deeper, and connect with the things that matter most to you.

Make a new commitment to what really matters. Leave the excuses behind as you act to fulfill your best possibilities.

— Ralph Marston

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