But it was the power of persuasion, his personal appeal to highlight how making excuses commences a gradual fall toward self-destruction. He stood at the front of the room and enumerated the list of excuses we make in life to distract us from what our top priorities and goals are.
I thought, oh boy, here’s an older guy ready to tell all of us teenagers and early 20-something how to not make the same mistakes he did. Yawn. But, the better part of me kept an open-mind and paid attention to the words Mike Green said. They were powerful, moving and thought-provoking. And they helped me immensely.