Be Careful of Excusitis

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else” – Benjamin Franklin.

If was to meet up with my 18-year-old self for a coffee this morning, the one piece of advice I would offer would be to stop making excuses and just crack on with it.

Unsuccessful people suffer from a mind-deadening thought disease called Excusitis. When this person is not moving forward, they make excuses as to why they are not doing as well as they should be.

“I’m not smart enough”, “My health is poor”, “I’m too old”, “I have no luck” are all example of excusitis, the disease of failure. These attitudes won’t get you anywhere in life.

The thinking that guides your intelligence is more important how much intelligence you have. Successful people don’t sit around making excuses, they just get on with it.

What advice would you offer to your 18-year-old self?

You can check out all my previous 30 Days of Advice videos up to now here on the website and on the WIKN Youtube Channel, while the latest podcasts are available download on iTunes.

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