Stop Making Excuses

Derrick McQueen
1 min readJun 27, 2022
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I remember a time when all I did was make excuses. I can’t reach my dreams because of x. I can’t get out of debt because of y. I’ve learned that excuses are a victim mindset. We don’t want that. A spirit that overcomes is what we want. Never give up. As they say in the Marines, never ring that bell.

Yes, our dreams take time but what you become is priceless.

Furthermore, someone somewhere needs what you have to give. Your hero journey will benefit the whole of humanity. If you take a stand, stop the excuses and get right. No one can bring what you have to reality but you. If not you, then who and why not you and me?

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance….”

Martin Luther King Jr

To wrap up, as David brought Goliath to his knees, that is how we need to sling that rock and topple our procrastination and resistance daily. No excuses. Just Do It. Constant elevation causes expansion.

“Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”

George Washington Carver



Derrick McQueen

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