Page 196 GO IT ALONE! In No Excuse Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Army’s Elite Rangers , Brace Barber echoes a similar theme. The rangers are taught that they must succeed and therefore must take responsibility for every outcome, even if there is an appropriate reason for failure. Barber writes: “The first time you stop yourself from giving a perfectly legitimate reason why the job did not get done will be tough; do it, and then do it again. You will see yourself start to succeed beyond your peers who allow themselves reasons to fail. . . . Imagine the effect a philosophy of ‘No Excuse’ will have on your life.”
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