No Excuses

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January 1st is typically the day that many of us resolve to make a change in the New Year. What changes did you resolve to make a month ago?  Change is not easy. If it were, everyone would do what is necessary to have a fulfilling, healthy, and prosperous life. But stuff gets in the way. The most common excuse is “I didn’t have the time.” The person who hits their goal does not have extra time, but they made the time for what was important. Some say, “I didn’t know how,” but winners sought out the necessary training and continued to learn. Some say it’s because they didn’t have the support, but winners learn to support themselves. When winners are tired, they learn to rest and recharge; they don’t give up. There are many excuses that you can use, but let 2024 be the year of No Excuses, because winners make changes, not excuses.

Something to Think About
No excuses symbolize a mindset that transcends challenges and adversity, urging individuals to take full responsibility for their actions and decisions. Embracing a “no excuses” philosophy means acknowledging that obstacles are inevitable but choosing not to let them become barriers to success. It encourages a proactive approach to problem-solving where individuals strive to find solutions rather than dwelling on setbacks. By eliminating excuses, one opens the door to a world of possibilities, demonstrating a commitment to overcoming hurdles and achieving goals through sheer determination and tenacity. It’s a powerful ethos that empowers individuals to strive for excellence without allowing excuses to hinder their journey.

Weekly Activity
Let’s make this a week of “no excuses” and see what it takes to achieve the win, versus accepting the loss.

Words of Wisdom
“You can have results or excuses, not both.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Don’t make excuses, make improvements.” – Tyra Banks

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver

“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” – Jim Rohn

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