As I write these JumpStarts each day, I find myself often either consciously or unconsciously plagiarizing my great mentor Earl Nightingale and the good news for you is that today is just such a day.

More than fifty years ago, Nightingale said, “We are all self-made; but only the successful will admit it.”

Wow!  Talk about a strong point made in just a few words!

When we succeed — it’s all us, right?  Whereas, when we fail we’ve got myriad excuses as to why it wasn’t our fault.

Napoleon quipped, “Circumstances? I make circumstances!”

If you want to be a success at anything, it starts with taking 100% responsibility for your life and your circumstances starting now.

If you’ve got the courage, let’s dive deep into what it takes to jump off the blame train and start blazing a trail to the life you want to live.