Category Archives: The Way I See It

The “Pyramid of Power” From Think and Grow Rich

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Have You Failed Enough to Be Famous?

I am always amused by people who’ve had a few setbacks in life who complain that they just don’t think they’ll ever be successful because they’ve done everything it takes and it hasn’t worked.

The truth of the matter is they haven’t done enough to fail enough to be successful. Every highly successful person I know has failed A LOT more than average people ever fail. Every big success story I know of had at least one major failure before hitting it big. Walt Disney went bankrupt, as did J.C. Penney and Henry Ford (TWICE).

Watch this great video about famous failures and get out there and start failing!

It’s Not What You Are That Holds You Back – Part Two

Here’s a follow up to the post I made several months ago.

Several weeks ago I spoke to a group in Houston and I showed them the pictures below.

Famous Dyslexics Richard Branson, Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner, Winston Churchill

Do you recognize Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and my hero Winston Churchill?

Then I asked the audience what they all had in common.

Can you guess?

There were quite a few answers from the audience and they were all wrong. It was only after I pulled out $100 and offered it as a prize that a person in the back overcame his fear of being wrong and volunteered the correct answer….

….they were all dyslexic!

I pointed out that the role that made each of them famous also required a lot of reading. Do you know how hard it is for a dyslexic person to read?

But not a single one of those great people that I cited let dyslexia keep them from being all they were created to be.

That’s why one of my most favorite quotes is, “It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you’re not.”

I use that quote by Denis Waitley virtually every time I speak to an audience.

Because it really speaks to the problem I think most people have in struggling for success — they believe they’re lacking something that if they possessed it would make them successful. When the truth is, they already possess everything they need to be successful hey just need to learn how to use it to their advantage.

One of the easiest ways to change a limiting belief is to study the “evidence” — find the truth. The Internet makes it so easy to research that particular challenge you find limiting. Look for people who’ve gone on to great success despite the same challenge. Study them in depth and model what they did to achieve their goals.

And please never forget this, “It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you’re not.”

For one of Denis Waitley’s greatest programs go here….

Rain on your parade

Rose ParadeIt hasn’t rained at the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade in more than 50 years. On January 2, 2006 it rained enough for all fifty years put together. I know — I was there for every rain-slogged moment. The front row seats in the same section as the television networks was eagerly anticipated, but I had no idea my “rain gear” could hold so much water — and that it would be so cold.

But it was hard to think about how bad I had it when I looked at the multitudes of parade participants, many in skimpy clothing, who braved the weather as they gamely marched the five and half miles along the parade route. Not one looked like they were affected by the weather, and the USC Trojans marching band made an even bolder statement — they wore sunglasses 🙂

The thought occurred to me that as you go through life there are people and circumstances that literally “rain on your parade.” But in the end, it’s not the rain that matters, but whether you march on or not.

Mountain or molehill?

Grand TetonsGazing upon the beauty of majestic mountains lifts my spirits like no other experience. I am always awestruck by their immenseness. I just returned from some R&R in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and very few mountains can compare to the Grand Tetons, which rise to almost 14,000 feet. They are simply stunning!

On my flight home I was reading a story about Greg Olsen, the American who paid the Russians $20 million to ride along on a space flight. The thought occurred to me that Olsen may have seen the Grand Tetons on his trip, so I went to the NASA website and Grand Tetons from Spacefound a picture of my favorite mountains taken from space. While it was an impressive picture, this view doesn’t make them seem almost insurmountable like a ground view does.

And so it is with most of the mountains in our path. From one perspective they may seem overwhelming, but taking the time to see them from another perspective will show us that they really aren’t that big after all. It’s true what your grandmother told you — don’t make a mountain out of a molehill — which, coincidentally, is what my Grand Tetons sort of resemble when viewed from space. 🙂