With the stock market up 700 points with 20 minutes left before close, I think we're all feeling a little more giddy than we were when it closed on Friday. So, it should be slightly easier to avoid making excuses.
The consensus on Friday was that the market was falling due to people's fears and nothing based in fact. Basically, the world is going to hell in a hand basket and I might as well save as much as I can before I lose it all.
Excuses don't just hold you back during a recession. Excuses are the line of least resistance. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, but then again, nothing lost, right? Wrong! As Jim Kukral reminded us, Wayne Gretsky said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
So, stop making excuses! That goes for me, too!