Category Archives for Success

Make failure the beginning of greatness

The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance of greater than 30 feet.  Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a 3 foot wall.  The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will land. A lot […]

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Commit yourself to success

Eugene Orowitz was a skinny, awkward kid from New Jersey. Painfully shy, very self-conscious, and lacking self-confidence, when a high school coach half-jokingly asked him to try out for the track team, Eugene took him up on it, according to author Glenn Van Ekeren. “Ugy,” as his friends affectionately called him, discovered a talent for […]

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Visualize Success

  One of the best ways to use your imagination is to visualize or fantasize success. Long ago I came to realize that projecting myself into a successful situation was the most powerful means of attaining my personal goals. That’s what a placekicker does when he comes on the field to kick a winning field […]

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The 7 Cs of Success

On the road to success, you may take a few detours, hit some roadblocks and arrive at a different place than you’d planned. I’m still on my journey, and I’m offering you my map for smooth sailing, traveling the Seven Cs of Success. Clarity: 80 percent of success comes from being clear about who you […]

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Believe in Yourself, Even When No One Else Does

Lesson 15 Believe in Yourself, Even When No One Else Does Remember the four-minute mile? People had been trying to achieve it since the days of the ancient Greeks. In fact, folklore has it that the Greeks had lions chase the runners, thinking that would make them run faster. They also tried tiger’s milk—not the […]

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Don’t Get Mad and Don’t Get Even Either

  Like everyone else, I have accumulated my share of enemies in the course of a lifetime. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Forgive they enemies is a very difficult advice for many of us to follow. After all, if someone has harmed us, we tend to want to get back at them. We can […]

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Happiness breeds success

  What makes me happy? It’s a question we all should ask ourselves periodically, since all of our actions should, in some way, be directed toward achieving happiness. Initially, thoughts of riches beyond imagination may fill your mind. Or your thoughts may center on the car/house/job of your dreams. But if you are honest, you […]

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Super secrets to becoming a superachiever

  Because I do a lot of public speaking, I have developed a deep appreciation for top-notch speakers. So when I was brainstorming and looking for a real show-stopper to address a group of business people I am mentoring, I asked Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCCESS magazine to be one of our presenters. Darren is […]

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Acting Smart and Being Smart

Of all the human failings that can destroy a business, arrogance is the deadliest.  it is the most readily acquired, the easiest to justify, and the hardest to recognize in ourselves. It’s different from greed, laziness, or dishonesty.  These faults are usually individual flaws, not contagious to entire companies.  We know them when we see […]

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Let Your Imagination Fuel Your Success

Take a close look at the back of a dollar bill.  On the left side is a pyramid, with an eye at the top.  Over the pyramid is the Latin inscription “annuit coeptis.”  It means:  “Providence has Favored Our Undertakings.” The pyramid symbolizes the strength of the union of the states.  The top of the […]

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