Stop Making Excuses for Why You Can’t

There is a popular quote:
“Show me someone who never failed, and I’ll show you someone who never tried!”

I like to spin that around by saying:
“Show me someone who never got rejected, and I’ll show you someone who never asked!”

There is no way to ask without rejections.
There is no way of failing without asking.
There is no way of trying without the possibility of failing.

I encourage my fellow salespeople to repeat this mantra, written by Jeb Blount in his book


“Starting today, I will no longer allow rejection to control me or my actions. I will take responsibility for my own life. I will set my own course. I will make my own success. I will take action. I will persist.

I will ask confidently for what I want. I will find lessons in rejection. I will embrace it and allow it to fuel my ambition. I will look forward, not backward. I will turn my haters into motivators. I will be empowered by my circumstances, not impeded by them. I will do the things others are unwilling to do. I will make no more excuses! Rejection no longer owns me.

This is my independence day! I will RISE!”

Start today.

Starting today, you WILL rise!

Wishing you much success!