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This Week’s Top Story About Excuses

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“I don’t have time right now.”

How often have you used that excuse? All of us have at one time or another. Sometimes it’s easier to make an excuse than take action. We all have good intentions but life gets in the way.

The problem is that we put far too many things off that need our attention to respond to things that really don’t need our attention. We are distracted by instant gratification. You know, short-term pleasure over achieving long-term desires. Which ends in instant gratification delaying our long-term results.

Any time we choose immediate gratification over long-term success we are extending our journey. Taking an unhealthy path, and risking opportunity.

This SUCCESS article shares eight more phrases successful leaders never use. Number two brings back the always cringe-inducing sound of fingernails on a blackboard to me. What about you?

Today’s suggestion is a simple one, delete them from your vocabulary as soon as possible.

It’s your turn. What do you think? What excuses do you use? List them below and let’s talk about them.