2 Apr 24
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is that bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
Jordan Belfort
Comments on excuse-making, from a renowned circuit judge, now retired:
“I heard that excuse from nearly every defendant, in every case, no matter the crime.
When asked what they were thinking at the time, the answer was always:
‘I made a mistake’
It was the universal excuse for all things, and criminal defendants clearly thought I would then reply:
‘Oh! Okay! Never mind then’
Because, it always worked for them before!
Made me angry!
So then (prior to sentencing), we would have this discussion about the difference between a ‘mistake’ and an ‘intentional bad act.’
It was a real revelation for a few.
Most still didn’t get it!”
“Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure”
Habeeb Akande