People don't fail because they aim too high and miss,
but because they aim too low and hit.
High-octane speaker Les Brown advises to stop playing it safe and start creating what's truly possible in life by stretching yourself, taking risks and surrounding yourself with positive, nourishing people.
Discover the key to greatness through powerful and inspiring insights on how to raise the bar and commit to higher goals, recognize negative people and detoxify them from your life, challenge yourself and put your fear of failure to rest and stay hungry and make "no" your daily vitamin (motivation).
About the Author
As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national prominence by delivering a high-energy message, which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives. Born a twin in low-income Liberty City in Miami, Fla., Les and his twin brother, Wes, were adopted when they were six weeks old by Mrs. Mamie Brown. Mrs. Brown was a single woman who had very little education or financial means, but a very big heart. As a child Les' inattention to school work, his restless energy, and the failure of his teachers to recognize his true potential resulted in him being mislabeled as a slow learner. The label and the stigma stayed with him, damaging self-esteem to such an extent that it took several years to overcome. Les has had no formal education beyond high school, but with persistence and determination he has initiated and continued a process of unending self-education, which has distinguished him as an authority on harnessing human potential. Les Brown's passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others helped him to achieve greatness. He rose from a hip-talkin' morning DJ to broadcast manager; from community activist to community leader; from political commentator to three-term legislator; and from a banquet and nightclub emcee to premier keynote speaker. In 1986, Les entered the public speaking arena on a full-time basis.
"I expect to pass through life but once.
If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,
or any good thing I can do for any fellow being,
let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again"
~ Stephen Grellet
"Faith and Fear Share The Same Definition.
Believing that what you cannot see will surely come to pass.
Faith Attracts The Positive while fear attracts the negative."
~ Author Unknown