Many people give excuses for lack of success: they aren’t smart enough; they didn’t have the connections; they were up against popular, good looking people; they didn’t get any breaks. These are all rationalizations using the victim mindset. It isn’t only talent, ability to learn fast, or IQ that predicts success. Its doing the work day in and day out, and challenging oneself to improve daily that makes for success. Focus on an important goal, create steps to reach the goal, be willing to do the work, focus on your improvement through the process.