“We are all one complaint or rationalization away from someone else doing what you were meant to do. Because while you’re wasting time complaining and placing blame on other people and circumstances, someone else is exercising his or her will and taking responsibility for his or her actions so that he or she can claim Victory out of life and not be victimized by a defeatist mentality.” –Dr. Eric Thomas
Excuses can’t offer you results. Only adjustments can.
Every rationalization and justification that you have for giving up on your full potential—no matter how devastating it is—is an excuse. Every single reason you use to justify giving up on what you’re supposed to be is only an excuse.
It doesn’t matter if you didn’t grow up in the right neighborhood, with the right family, or with the right connections. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t attend the right school or didn’t grow up in the right country. It doesn’t matter that you’re not friends with enough wealthy or motivated people. It doesn’t matter that you don’t have much time for your goals because you have other responsibilities (your kids, your significant other, and your full-time work).
As Dr. Eric Thomas would say, “There is no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential. No Excuse.”
The problem with excuses is they contribute absolutely nothing to fixing your situation at all. What they do is, Excuses keep you trapped in a cycle of mediocrity and underachievement. Excuses keep you from actually doing Whatever It Takes to create a solution. Excuses paralyze you from taking the necessary action and making the necessary adjustments to accomplish your goals.
Excuses will never get you anything but more of the same.
It doesn’t matter how messed up your situation is. If you keep making excuses, nothing will ever change.
In one chapter of motivational speaker Eric Thomas’ book, Greatness Is Upon You, ET delivers a powerful message about the difference between people who underachieve (Victims) and people who overcome (Victors).
The difference is: Victims make excuses, while Victors make adjustments.
Victim’s blame other people, circumstances, and tragic situations for their problems. Victims love playing the blame game. And they love playing the victim.
Victors (otherwise known as Champions) on the other hand, never make excuses. Victors take full responsibility for where they are in life. They understand that who they are and what they are today is 100% a result of choices that they’ve made in the past. Victors know that certain situations in life are unavoidable. But they also understand that who and what they become is 100% based on how they’ve responded to their circumstances and the choices they’ve made.
Victors don’t play the blame game or make excuses. They make adjustments. They take the necessary actions needed to produce the results they’re aiming for.
How much would your life change if you gave up the Victim’s Mentality and embraced the Victor’s Mentality? How much would your life change if you took a vow to never make another excuse for the rest of your life? How much better would your life be if you made a commitment right now to always make adjustments rather than excuses?
It doesn’t matter that you don’t have the right connections. No Excuses.
It doesn’t matter that your teammates, your co-workers, your boss, or your company dropped the ball. No Excuses.
It doesn’t matter that you didn’t grow up in the right neighborhood. No Excuses.
It doesn’t matter that you weren’t born into the right family. No Excuses.
It doesn’t matter that you don’t have all the right connections. No Excuses.
It doesn’t matter that you barely have enough time to work on your dream. No Excuses.
There is no excuse for not living your full potential.
That’s The Champion’s Mentality.
The Champion’s Mentality is when you stop making excuses, stop playing the blame game, stop playing the victim, and Do Whatever It Takes to create the life you deserve—against all odds.
Stop Making Excuses. Start Making Adjustments. And Do Whatever It Takes.
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