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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success by Dr. Stan Beecham

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The Hero of Your Own Journey

Courage is being scared to death … and saddling up anyway.

—JOHN WAYNE

Everyone makes excuses. “I could be a great runner if it weren’t for this damn asthma.” “The pain in my knee has really interrupted my training.” “I have to get my diet figured out.” As long as you have a good excuse as to why you haven’t started to fly, you never will.

You’ve got to get rid of the excuses. They are not your friend, and they are not your path to success. Excuses are the damn boogeyman, stalking you, haunting you, and hiding under your bed so that you pull the covers up over your face.

So, what is the real problem?

Fear.

Fear ...

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