There is a lot to learn from Les Brown quotes. Let's begin with the fact that Les Brown is one of the top motivational speakers in the world, which in and of itself is amazing when you learn his story. If you are like me, you will stand in awe and wonder how in the world did he do it?
Consider this: Les Brown was born with a twin brother on an abandoned building floor, was adopted by a single mom who had five children, and he was labeled early on as educable mentally retarded. He was held back in school with a bleak future ahead of him. Most people who start that way don't achieve anywhere near the amount that Les Brown has achieved. Les will tell you that all that he is, and all that he has accomplished, he owes to his adoptive mother. She was a very strong, mentally tough, woman. She had to be. Les learned, first hand, what it meant to be strong.
Les Brown was one of those people nobody expected much from. And yet, by hard work and mentoring he turned his life around and became a hugely productive professional speaker. He has talked to crowds as large as 80,000 and now trains people who want to become a speaker.
Here are some quotes that have guided Les through life. They show you how he thinks. Now imagine if you had the same attitudes towards your life that Les had for his. Then imagine applying yourself towards obstacles in the same fashion Les has. Finally, realize that if Les Brown can succeed, you can too.
Here are some Les Brown quotes that have guided him throughout his life.
“Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
• The opinions of others will not hold me back. I create my future.
“All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.”
• I am growing continuously throughout my life.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
• I always have time to set another goal and pursue a new dream.
“If you don’t program yourself, life will program you!”
• I program me. Not life...me.
“If you want to begin to alter your circumstance and alter your life, it’s very important that you begin to change your attitude about yourself.”
• To change the difficulty happening for me now, I know I must change some of my attitudes about myself.
“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
• Looking back on my life, I forgive myself for the mistakes I made.
“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”
• I have no limitations
“We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.”
• I am an active force in my life. I take charge of my destiny.
“It really doesn’t matter what’s going on right now. The only thing that matters is what you’re going to do about it. Do something powerful!”
• It does not matter what is happening to me. I am going to do something powerful to get to a good place.
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”
• I don’t care about my fears. I care about living my dreams.
“You have to know within yourself that you can do this.”
• I know I can achieve my goals.
I hope you have enjoyed these Les Brown quotes and affirmations.
If you want to prosper like successful people, you would do well to accept, and then make part of your thinking, their way of handling obstacles. Modeling means you don't have to figure everything out the hard way. Some people who have gone before you, have not only figured out a lot about life, they are willing to pass their knowledge down to you. If, that is, you are willing to listen, learn, and apply. Repetition is the mother of skill. So saying the affirmations once and expecting much is naive. You have to make some of these affirmations your affirmations. Others have, you can to. They have studied what successful people have done, and proceeded to make other people's ideas theirs.
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