Excuses Don't Affect Outcome

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“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.”– Henry Drummond

Our capacity for expansion exceeds our imagination.

When I went to college for the first time, I quickly learned that the struggle, the desire to achieve more than what seemed possible, is what life is all about.

Yet, it was hard to see past the pressure I was under. I'd stay up late and study, but still got poor grades in some classes.

I didn't understand why I'd been such a poor student, given that I was a hard worker, but I knew that it had something to do with the way I processed information.

Enter, the most relevant clip from The King of Queens that I related to at the time.

Scrambled letters, jumbled words, text skipped over... Dyslexia. ADHD. I worked long and hard not to make these things an excuse as to why I'd done poorly the first time around.

“Who taught you to make excuses?” I asked myself. It took me a long time to find a solution on my own, but I ultimately knew that once you justify something as an excuse for being the way you are, you re-commit to it.

I began to see the issues I dealt with as opportunities to learn differently rather than as a roadblock.

Yes, I've to work a lot harder, but I've also gained a lot of perspective on what it means to persevere.

You can avoid failure, rejections, and criticism if you want, but it'll only lead you to become bitter and remorseful.

When you avoid pain and discomfort, you suffer.

This is where NaturalReader comes into play.

Here's a demo of how NaturalReader sounds reading part of this article.

NaturalReader, a TTS service, has made it easier for me to absorb information, read books and long webpages, and even write more fluidly, improving my level of comprehension. 

I've recently gotten into the habit of gradually increasing my listening speed so that I can train my brain to process information in a more timely fashion, thereby improving my production output time.

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