Are You Successful? 7 Must Read Success Lessons

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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

There are winners & losers.

“There are winners, there are losers, and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.”

Know which battles you shouldn’t be trying to win.  Play to your strengths, there are some things that you will never succeed in. But more importantly, there are some things that ONLY you can succeed in.

2. Plant a Tree

Success:  Start by planting 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

Look at your goals!

“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

Stretch yourself & challenge yourself to have success.

“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

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 and get up again.

“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!

7. Change

Make a decision to change to be successful.

“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.

Kahren Young

Kahren's passion for Health & Wellness motivated her to found Forever Natural Wellness to share advise, tips, products and more with people who want to follow a healthy lifestyle, full of joy and happiness and who want to accomplish everything they want in life. Live Healthy & Be Happy!

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