”Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.’
Don Wilder 

Excuses about our choices in life, excuses about what we feel we have accomplished fuel limited thinking – and consequently, ineffective actions and behaviours. Making excuses instead of taking one hundred percent responsibility for your actions, your thoughts, and your goals is the hallmark of people who fail to succeed.

Part of the power of taking responsibility for our actions is that we silence the negative, unhelpful voice in our head. When you spend your time thinking about success and goal accomplishment, instead of on making excuses, you free up your mind formally inhabited by negativity.

The next time you catch yourself making an excuse, whether for the late project  or a unmet goal, gently remind yourself – no excuses. Spend your thought time planning your next successful venture. Positive thinking becomes a natural habit. Remember, excuses fuel failure.


“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
Steve Maraboli


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