The time tested recipe for success is Hard work + Opportunities. Perhaps Excuses would be accepted if one shuns Success by unethical means. The means to success needs to be acceptable and not harmful to others around us. Any task we undertake often has three outcomes, successful completion, failure, incomplete. The outcome depends on the circumstances, resources and most important our efforts and commitment to complete the task. many people dream of success, do not realise the practical hardships that one has to undergo to come out at the top. Instead, they make excuses for lack of time,money,energy and blame it on luck. People depending on luck to bring them wins find that it does not work always. Once we start a task, we need research, planning,timeframe, efforts and assessment of progress to ensure that the job can be completed. All of us whether successful or unsuccessful have 2 hours in a day only, people who time the time and effort for the task become winners, people who don't often end up as losers.