Monkey hunters use a box with an opening at the top big enough for the monkey to slide its hand into. Inside the box are Nuts. The monkey grabs the nuts now it's hand becomes fist. The monkey tries to get its hand out but the opening is big enough for the hand to slide into, but too small for the fists to come out of. Now the monkey has a choice, either to let go of the nuts and to be free forever or hang on 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 not different from monkey's. We all hang on to the nuts that keeps 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 onto that are holding us back.
Successful people don't rationalize. Good advice for failure is : Don't think, don't ask and don't listen.