Quotes & Notes:

  • “That seems to be one of the grand old hurdles we all have . . . how do we finish?”Bassam Tarazi on “How To Get Past Your Excuses” - RD Podcasts
  • “Our excuses keep the status quo the status quo.”
  • “If we demand change in our lives, then change is what needs to be had.”
  • “Control what you can control. The first thing that we can control is ourselves and our reactions to things.”
  • “We pit vulnerability vs. victimhood. That’s the most dangerous game to play.”
  • “Our excuses mask victimhood for vulnerability.”
  • “It’s our duty to go do the things we want to do.”
  • “The worst case scenario really isn’t that bad for us.”
  • “The number one thing we want in life is the respect of our peers.”
  • “You can’t be upset for not getting anything done if you didn’t plan on getting anything done in the first place.”
  • “Surround yourself with people who make you better.”
  • “Show me a man’s five friends and I’ll show you the man.”
  • “Most of the time, the only thing you can control is how you react to the things out of your control.”
  • “It’s my duty to live a life worthy of the gift.”
  • Live an interesting life. Nobody wants to talk to an old man with no stories to tell.”

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