Wanted to share this quote on the idea of excuses.
Achievement is hard, and it may require a good bit of luck. Plus, achievement eludes so many of us, doesn’t it?
And even worse than that, you have to work to stay at the top.
Writers, artists, businessmen, politicians, actors, athletes – they all must perform daily to remain in the shadow of greatness.
Excuses though, excuses are easy.
Excuses require nothing of us.
I am too short, tall, poor, slow, dumb, scared, weak, or handicapped to even begin.
Eric Hoffer said this: “There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day: we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life.”
-Eric Greitens, Resilience (Amazon)