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No Excuses is the latest in a long line of best sellers, written by one of the most recognized speakers in the world - Brian Tracy.
In this book the author details why some people are more successful than others, even when their environment or personal circumstances may be much less desirable.
One recurring premise in the book is that "success leaves clues" and that successful people DO what unsuccessful people are not willing to do, even when they don't feel like doing it.
"Discipline is what you must have to resist the lure of excuses. No more excuses! Do it or don't do it - but don't make excuses."
It is not surprising to learn that if a person were to do the exact same things that a successful person does on a regular basis, that person would eventually become just as successful as the person they emulated.
In today's information-age, where there are very few 'secrets' anymore about what it takes to become successful, why then don't more people research the information and do what they must do in order to improve the quality of their lives?
"Excus-itis!" is the fatal disease that gets in the way of most people's ability to make progress.
One excuse after another is all-too-quickly identified and offered up as an explanation as to why they can't do what they say they want to do.
Tracy states, "Stop using your incredible brain to think up elaborate rationalizations and justifications for not taking action. Do something. Do anything. Get on with it!"The short video below provides a great introduction to Brian Tracy as he shares insights on how to develop successful habits, which is covered in even more detail in No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline.
In case you missed it in the above video, Tracy provides this free download of the first chapter of No Excuses.
Asking the fateful question,"Why are some people more successful than others?" was a key moment in Tracy's own life.
Coming from humble beginnings, the author recognizes the gifts that experiencing adversity can provide. Most of the world's most rich and powerful people are self-made, having grown up in families of very modest incomes.
Although most people in this situation do not rise up and out of poverty - many do. Why? I believe the author is asserting that those people who become self-disciplined; who become a master of self, make up the small percentage of the 'self-made' crowd.
No Excuses, is a book that is written for people who are ambitious and determined - people who truly want to achieve more in their life, for themselves and for others.
The book is an exceptional tool for people who are hungry to do more, to have more and to be more than they every thought possible.
Tracy maintains that success never comes easily or without considerable hard work and continuous effort. Discipline requires us to sacrifice in the short-term in order to experience the greater rewards over the long-term.
- Brian Tracy
Within this 293 page book, Tracy describes the 21 areas of life where the practice of self-discipline is critical fulfilling one's full potential.
Part One is entitled "Self-Discipline and Personal Success", and consists of seven chapters around goal setting, character building, becoming responsible, courageous, persistent and highly determined in everything you do.
Part Two focuses on becoming successful in the areas of business, sales and personal finance. Learn why self-discipline is essential to becoming a top leader in your field of interest, and how you can quickly become known for getting important things done quickly and with excellent results.
"Self-denial is a requirement of Self-Discipline. But the short-term pain is worth the long-term gain."
Part Three teaches us the miracle of applying self-discipline to our personal life. Discover how to maximize your happiness, health, fitness and marriage. Improve your most cherished relationships with your children, spouse, friends, relatives and co-workers. Enhance the quality of your life and your relationships in virtually every area.
Best of all, Tracy has provided quick action exercises at the end of each chapter. These exercises assist the reader in making progress in developing self-discipline and encourages you to begin the process of working toward your future success.
The process of completing each of the chapter exercises is critical to getting the most out of No Excuses - so do not miss this important step
In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to anyone who aspires to improve their current condition and is willing to do the things necessary to become happier and to create a more successful life.
Bravo Brian Tracy, you'd done it again!
Brian Tracy was born in Canada and grew up in California. He is the President of
three companies with operations worldwide. Brian Tracy is married, with
four children, and lives in San Diego, California. He is a best selling author and world renowned speaker.