Are you successful? These 7 Must Read Success Lessons by Les Brown can help you!
Leslie C. “Les” Brown is a motivational speaker, former U.S. politician, popular author, radio DJ, and former host of The Les Brown Show.
Les Brown was born with his twin brother Wesley on February 17, 1945 in a low-income section of Miami, Florida in an abandoned building. He was subsequently given up for adoption and adopted by Mamie Brown, a then 38-year-old single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant and domestic assistant. He was declared “educably mentally retarded” while in grade school. Despite the obvious self-esteem issues this created, with the encouragement of his mother and assistance by a helpful teacher in high school, he learned how to reach his full potential, a key point in many motivational speeches he gives now.
7 Must-Read Success Lessons from Les Brown:
1. Learn to Win
2. Plant a Tree
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
For instance, this Website started , with 1 subscriber, myself. More subscribers are joining us every day!
To sit in the shade you must first plant a tree. Plant a tree today, though it be small, it’s latter end will be great.
3. Twice Every Day
“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. Goals help you channel your energy into action.”
Place your goals in a place where you see them every day. If you don’t see them, you will forget about them. If you forget about them, it is self-evident that you will not achieve them. Therefore, place your top three goals in a place where you will see them every day.
4. Stretch Yourself
“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.”
To change your life, you must change the way you think.
Stretch yourself, challenge yourself; challenge the way you think, challenge what you eat, what you read, how you spend your time – you change by stretching yourself.
5. Get Your “But” Out the Way
“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.”
…But I’m too old, too young, I’ve waited too long, I’ve messed up too many times, I’m misunderstood. Your path to success is being blocked by your “but.” Why you’re saying how and why something can’t be done, there’s somebody out there doing it. Get your “but” out the way!
6. Land on Your Back
“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”
You may have been knocked down, you may be convinced that you won’t succeed, but if you can look up, you can get up. Get up one more time! You are not your past mistakes; you have within you the ability to succeed, so look up!
“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.”
You have to make a decision to change. For instance, you have to decide to maximize your potential.
Good is not good enough when you’re destined to be great. Get up, look up, and succeed!
Original Article written by Mr. Self Development.