The right sort of actions require no embellishment of words.
By The Napoleon Hill Foundation
One of the most common mistakes is making excuses to explain why we do not succeed. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people in the world -- those who do not succeed -- are excuse-makers. They try to explain their action, or inaction, with words. When you succeed, accept the congratulations of others with good grace; when you fail, take responsibility for your actions, learn from your mistakes, and move on to more constructive things. When your actions are appropriate in every circumstance, you will never feel the need to explain them with words. Your actions will say all that needs to be said.