In Dr. David J. Schwartz’s book, The Magic of Thinking Big, a remarkable cure is revealed for Excusitis: the disease of failure. There are several different strains of this disease – Health Excusitis, Intelligence Excusitis, & Luck Excusitis, – and Schwartz lists “vaccinations” for each.
Benjamin Franklin said: “He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
We all are pretty good at making excuses, aren’t we?
There once was a man who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawnmower. The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles.
The borrower asked him, “What do canceled flights from New York to Los Angeles had to do with borrowing you lawnmower.”
“It doesn’t have anything to do with it,” the neighbor replied, but if I don’t want to let you use my lawnmower, one excuse is as good as another.”
(A story from Zig Ziglar’s book, Something Else to Smile About).
Dr. Schwartz says in his book, “…success is determined not so much by the size of one’s brain as it is by the size of one’s thinking.” We must vaccinate Excusitis in order to expand our thinking and pursue success to our greatest potential.
“Belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life.”
If you have not read The Magic of Thinking Big, you can get your hands on it HERE. There is a reason why there are more than 4 million copies sold! It’s golden.
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Author bio // Emily Sue is a wife, writer, succulent garden grower, iphoneographer, coffee enthusiast, and Leadership Specialist at TeamTRI. Transplanted from northern Wisconsin to the plains of Oklahoma, she pontificates a lot about family life and pursuing one’s dreams on her personal blog.