Ever catch yourself making a silly excuse to get out of doing something?

I do it all the time: I can't go to the gym because I need to do the dishes. I can't finish that book because I'm too busy. I can't organize my closet because I'm too tired.

Trouble is, when you've got an excuse for every little thing, it's really hard to make any progress. And at the end of the day, excuses cause you to miss opportunities that could potentially change the course of your life.

But don't just take it from me: The list of entrepreneurial folks below are living proof that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, no matter what limitations you're faced with. Rather than looking at their lack of funds as an excuse not to go after their dreams, they just went ahead and chased their dreams.

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Check out the infographic from LendingTree below to see how some of today's most successful entrepreneurs turned credit card debt, loans, and limited funds into thriving businesses.


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Originally published Feb 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM, updated December 14 2017