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No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

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A no-nonsense approach to learning self-discipline from bestselling author Brian Tracy
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Published May 25th 2010 by Vanguard Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Tony Jr.
Nov 20, 2013 Tony Jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Ive read a little over one thousand books on a variety of subjects over the years and I can honestly say if someone asked me to give them one book to help them become successful in life it would be this one. Its full of simple, straight-forward advice in 21 key areas of life such as: relationships, career success, leadership, finances, health, courage, happiness, character(my favorite), responsibility, time-management, peace of my mind, and many others. Brian really knocked it out the park with ...more
Feb 17, 2013 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed opinions about this book: on one hand, the information is useful and worth learning. Yet, on the other hand, the information is shallow and often fallacious.

What do I mean? Some of my favorite parts of the book are quotes from someone other than the author. Overall, the book feels like study notes that the author took while reading other people's books. The result is brief discussions regarding some useful information, such as his advice on friendship, which is taken almost directl
David Hooper
Jul 03, 2010 David Hooper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: entrepreneurs
Brian Tracy is like Taco Bell-- same ingredients every time, but it's in a different shell. This book is no exception. If you're read his stuff before, this is more of the same. Still worth reading though as going through it multiple times will really help you to incorporate it into your life.

And if you haven't read any Brian Tracy stuff, this book covers:

- ways to avoid procrastination
- ways to improve family relationships and friendships
- ways to get more done
- ways to be more effective
- goal
Jan 12, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know Brian Tracy is kind of a cliche, an old school "you can be successful too!" trainer a la Zig Ziglar and late night infomercials, but when New Years rolls around, and you're in resolutions mode, "No Excuses" is just the kind of book you need. Basically Tracy spends 300 pages breaking down every aspect of your life -- your average day, your work, your attitude, your health, your family, your friends -- and explains why, no matter how much you want to blame it on someone else, it's your doin ...more
Ahmed A
May 19, 2012 Ahmed A rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a companion to Eat That Frog, by the same author, Brian Tracy. Eat that Frog is more into the practices methods of success, while this book is more detailed and focuses on the self-discipline in various aspects of life: Personal, Business, and the Good Life. Below is the detailed list of the aspects where Tracy discuss how to incorporate self-discipline into them:

I- Personal Success
1- Success
2- Character.
3- Responsibility.
4- Goals.
5- Personal Excellence.
6- Courage.
7- Persiste
Aug 31, 2014 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, Goodreads really should have an 'I tried to read this book but it was so bad I could not even think of finishing it option...'

This book is so bad I almost made it to 10% complete before shutting it down. I now feel like I need to do an energy cleanse for having read that far into it.

The author, Brian Tracy, seems to think that success = having lots of money, that people who have lots of money are 'superior' (and yes, he uses the phrase 'superior people' several times), that if you do not ha
André Bueno
I really enjoyed this book and felt there were a lot of really great takeaways on taking responsibility for my life, my actions, and my results. I plan to add this book to the list of books that I will reread from time to time.
Welma La'anda
Mar 27, 2011 Welma La'anda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ini kali pertama saya membaca tulisan Brian Tracy. Tidak boleh sangat menghayati gaya tulisan dan pemikirannya kerana membaca buku terjemahan. Namun saya sedar, Brian Tracy banyak bercakap tentang penjualan. Mungkin kerana latar belakangnya sebegitu. Kerap kali juga beliau mengulang-ulang tentang Cause & Effect Law dan saya bersetuju dengan beliau. Di dalam Islam, Cause & Effect Law kita definisikan sama dengan konsep sunnatullah. Maksudnya jikalau kita berusaha, kita pasti menemui kejay ...more
Re-read January 21
This book continues to act as a great reminder of what I need to achieve and values I should continue to emulate. This book offers a lot well rounded exercises for you to do deeper reflections on goals. A must read.

Wow. Wow. Where have this book been all my life? This book is the bible of Self-Help, Motivation and Inspiration. Imagine if all the self-help books, success books, motivational books and how-to books had sex, “No Excuses: The Power of Self-Discipline” would be the l
Jan 09, 2014 Milka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're a Brian Tracy fan, you'll like this book. If you've never read any of his books, this is a good one to start with. Full of quotes you might find insightful (or annoying if you're not a fan of quotes), this book shows you how to implement self-discipline throughout the various areas of your life, including personal success, work, finances, health and relationships. Tracy makes it very clear (and for good reasons) that self-discipline is one character trait that differentiates the more s ...more
I really like Brian Tracy and most of his books are written with short snippets and are easily read. I felt like this was mostly a re-hashing of his advice just put in the context of self-discipline. While it was somewhat inspiring, I didn't feel it added anything new, nor did it have easily to implement advice. 10/22/10

updated 4/30/13. Apparently I forgot I read this so I picked up the audio. And I found some parts really inspiring and some parts I skipped over. There was a line in the end abou
Mario Tomic
Aug 26, 2014 Mario Tomic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book, if you ever read anything by Brian Tracy you know this guy delivers but in this book especially he nailed down every single aspect of success for each area of life through practice of self-discipline. If you implement any tip out of this book (and there's hundreds of them) the quality of your life will instantly go up. While going through the chapters I had a ton of aha moments and the content helped me set more clear goals in my own life. "No Excuses" will literally force you to s ...more
Fadwa Maria
Feb 28, 2016 Fadwa Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pidi
Great book! Smart ideas on how to do it and lots of exercises for each area. I believe it would have had a bigger impact if I was working in Sales but though :D one of my fav!

“Many people fall in love with their suffering” – so true :D
Mehrnaz Td
Sep 12, 2016 Mehrnaz Td rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't enjoy these kinds of books but I can remember this book actually helped.
Michele Connolly
Not bad, but I much prefer Tracy's 'Eat That Frog' and 'Goals', which are both smart, succinct and motivating.
Jan 16, 2016 Rob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A lot of practical and actionable tasks unfortunately a lot of pseudoscience and old fashioned personal opinions. A great example was men can't multitask only women can.
Daniel Ionson
Good, but redundant with his other works.
Alec Justice
Feb 21, 2017 Alec Justice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the greatest books I've read. I'll consistently come back to this one when my goals get off track.
Jaap Stronks
Oct 16, 2016 Jaap Stronks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Op zich wel nuttige tips hoor, maar het is wel toevallig dat iemand die veel audioboeken en seminar-tickets verkoopt blijft herhalen dat de sleutel tot Fabelachtig Veel Succes is dat je vooral veel audioboeken en seminar-tickets moet kopen.
Feb 14, 2015 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[No Excuses - Power of Self-Discipline]

I like to say this up-front, all self-help books where the intent is to improve on themselves…are useless unless the reader follows through and take action. I.E. Do all the homework and/or action tasks specified from the books.

This book was recommended to me and that I've always found the need to increase my 'self-discipline' to get more out of my own life. I constantly found myself doing things that were wasting my time, breaking out of good habits and not
Amanda Webster
Aug 26, 2015 Amanda Webster rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
First, let me say that I began skimming this book at about page 25. I became greatly annoyed by Tracy's shallow analysis of issues and his over-simplification of solutions. If you need a cheerleader, this book may be for you; if you need implementable advice, you'll only lose patience.

This book could easily be reduced by half. It contained too much redundancy, unnecessary analogies given the simple content, and descriptions of alternatives when they could be easily deduced. Tracy makes broad ge
Floris Wolswijk
Brian Tracy is the master of self-help. With about 100 books to his name, a large training corporation and some other ventures, he has built quite the empire. In The Power of Self-Discipline he embarks on teaching valuable lessons about motivation, the power of routine and time-management.

Yes, many of the lessons are quite straightforward, but so are the management principles by Peter Drucker. What sets Brian Tracy apart from other experts is his many years of experience and focus on (audio)book
Winter Benson
I listened to this on audiobook and I honestly couldn't wait for it to be over. I have heard the same exact materials in all of Brian Tracey's other books/audio and didn't feel like I heard much new.

Until I hit the part about how your marriage should be and how you should parent your children. I almost laughed out loud. He makes men out to be complete Neanderthals who aren't capable of listening to his wife and chewing gum at the same time. While I agree that there are a few men out there who h
Jul 06, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Self-discipline is indispensable if you want to accomplish anything in life. It doesn't matter whether you want to learn something, pursue a professional career, improve your relationships or achieve good health and fitness, without self-discipline you will not succeed. This book encompasses all of these areas and many more, giving precious advice and teaching you techniques which will help you to develop a strong character and good habits and through it to significantly improve the quality of y ...more
Jul 21, 2016 Sven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bryan Tracy's book deals with the topic of mastering yourself, your thoughts and your emotions. He teaches you to overcome the obstacles in your own mind so you are able to get everything you want out of life. There are many ways people get stuck on their way, but how can they realize their full potential while making excuses all the time?

This is probably the(!) classic on self-discipline that you have to read over and over again to grasp all the little nuggets of wisdom.
Mar 24, 2016 Amir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: productivity, success
I actually thought this book will be more on the science and practice of self-discipline however it wasn't.

He includes sone nice advices on a wide spectrum of life's angles from work to family and health along with practices at the end of each chapter.

This book would be proper to those who are utterly new to the journey of self-development.
Jincy Varghese
Nov 10, 2014 Jincy Varghese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gives practical life examples in maintaining good relationships, friendships, mental health, success etc.
Overall pleasant book to read
Tyler Franklin
Mar 04, 2012 Tyler Franklin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
A vein of truth inside a mountain of shit.
May 07, 2014 Vaishali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-improvement
Fantastic and loaded with pearls. I highly recommend the audiobook so that you can hear Brian's soft, loving voice. It's then that his words come alive, and he becomes your best friend.
G Bross
Jan 15, 2016 G Bross rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. This was a true mind opener. Many things learned from this book will go into practice in my everyday life. Very refreshing if you feel stuck somewhere.
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Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 2
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“Perhaps the most important insight of all with regard to success is that to achieve greatly, you must become a different person. It is not the material things you accomplish or acquire that matter so much as it is the quality of the person you must become to accomplish well above the average. The development of self-discipline is the high road that makes everything possible for you.” 4 likes
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