Summary of No Excuses!

The Power of Self-Discipline

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No Excuses! book summary
Step up and take responsibility. When you do, you’ll reach your full potential.


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In this ambitious work, Brian Tracy presents a formula for overcoming life’s major challenges. It boils down to applying self-discipline to achieve overall success and happiness. Tracy’s topics range from acting with integrity to making sales to strengthening your marriage. With such a broad span, his advice is necessarily general and elementary. However, if you avoid looking for specific solutions, and focus on the overall theme of the book, you will find it quite helpful. Tracy espouses that you need to accept responsibility for your own contentment and career. His “No Excuses” approach eliminates handy scapegoats and teaches that you must take charge of your own destiny. getAbstract recognizes that much of the book’s counsel appears in various forms in this prolific author’s previous work. However, that’s no excuse for not giving it a thorough read.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you must stop making excuses and accept responsibility for your own success and happiness
  • How to use 21 methods to achieve self-discipline
  • How to attain your personal and business goals and reach a state of well-being


“Losers Make Excuses; Winners Make Progress”
You can always come up with dozens of reasons why you haven’t achieved your goals. Perhaps you had an overbearing mother, or the economy is tough or your boss doesn’t appreciate you. The list of excuses is endless. However, if you want to be...
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About the Author

Brian Tracy has written 13 books, including the bestsellers Eat That Frog and The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires. He is a much-sought-after corporate adviser and trainer.

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