What Holds You Back?

Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a “me too” attitude while impressing evokes a “so what” attitude. E. James Rohn

It's Not What You Are That Holds You Back

A while back I spoke to a group in Houston and I showed them pictures of some very famous people.

They included Thomas Edison, Cher, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Turner and my hero Winston Churchill.

Then I asked the audience what they all had in common.

Can you guess?

There were quite a few answers from the audience and they were all wrong. It was only after I pulled out $100 and offered it as a prize that a person in the back overcame his fear of being wrong and volunteered the correct answer….

….they were all dyslexic!

I pointed out that the role that made each of them famous also required a lot of reading. Do you know how hard it is for a dyslexic person to read? But not a single one of those great people that I cited let dyslexia keep them from being all they were created to be.

That's why one of my most favorite quotes is, “It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not.”

I use that quote by Denis Waitley virtually every time I speak to an audience. Because it really speaks to the problem I think most people have in struggling for success — they believe they're lacking something that, if they possessed it, would make them successful. When the truth is, they already possess everything they need to be successful, they just need to learn how to use it to their advantage.

from Vic and Lisa Johnson

For My Daily Insights

What is holding you back?

What is it that you want to accomplish?

What do you need to do in order to achieve it?

Winners are those who persist and develop habits of success.

To your success

Fran Watson

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