A good alibi can hold us back from what we want.
How many fall into this trap?
I heard blogger John Saddington speak about this issue recently.
In one part of the interview, he essentially said that the biggest difference in himself and so many others – was his ability to take action.
But there is always an excuse for not taking action, isn’t there?
No fear. No failure. I mean, you have your comfortable excuses.
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
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