While being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, there's no room for excuses or self-pity whenever things don't go to plan or you think the odds are against you. There's a wealth of resources, information and advice available to guide and support you—and to help you shape the odds in your favor. To succeed you need to implement the advice, make an effort to learn from your mistakes, and whenever you get knocked back you need to pick yourself up and keep moving forwards. Blaming other people or circumstances for your problems or disappointments only prevents you making progress towards your goals. "Mindset is everything. If your attitude is right, what you can achieve in business will be limitless," writes Aljat Fajmut. Here, he explores some common excuses people make and why you can't succeed with a "poor me" attitude.