The Monkey Trap

Monkey-hunters in India use a box with an opening at the top, big enough for
the monkey to slide its hand in. Inside the box are nuts.

The monkey grabs the nuts and now its hand becomes a fist. The monkey tries
to get its hand out but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide in,
but too small for the fist to come out.

Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go off the nuts and be free
forever or hang on to the nuts and get caught. Guess what it picks every
time? You guessed it. He hangs on to the nuts and gets caught.

We are no different from monkeys. We all hang on to some nuts that keep us
from going forward in life. We keep rationalizing by saying, "I cannot do
this because..." and whatever comes after "because" are the nuts that we are
hanging on to which are holding us back.

Successful people don't rationalize. Two things determine if a person will
be a success: Reasons and Results. Reasons don't count while results do!