Quotes from the book: No Excuses by: Brian Tracy

  1. It has been said that if people put as much energy into achieving their goals as they spend making up excuses for failure, they would actually surprised themselves.
  2. I discovered that you can achieve almost any goal you set for yourself if you have the discipline to pay the price, to do what you need to do, and to never give up.
  3. Self-discipline is the ability to do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
  4. The lack of self-discipline is the major cause of failure, frustration, underachievement, and our happiness in life.
  5. Superior people have the ability to throughout their lives make sacrifices in the short term, both large and small, so as to assure greater results and rewards in the long term.
  6. Successful people make a habit of doing the things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.
  7. If you do what other successful people do, over and over again, nothing can stop you from eventually enjoying the same rewards that they do.
  8. Stop engaging in activities that lead nowhere. 
  9. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and being lenient to everyone else.
  10. You demonstrate your values in your behavior.
  11. By the law of concentration, whatever you do well on grows in increases in your life.
  12. Accepting responsibility is one of the hardest of all disciplines, but without it, no success is possible. 
  13. It takes tremendous self discipline for you to except complete responsibility for everything you are, everything you've become, and everything that happens to you.
  14. Excellence requires a definite decision and a lifelong commitment.
  15. Happiness is a byproduct that comes to you when you are engaged in doing something that you really enjoy while in the company of people who you like and respect.
  16. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things.
  17. Time management is really life management, personal management, management of yourself rather than of time or circumstances.
  18. Dedicate yourself to continuous learning as if your future depends on it-because it does.
  19. The primary reason for success is persistence, and, likewise, the primary reason for failure is lack of persistence, quitting too soon. 

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