- It's not what you are that holds you back
It's not what you are that holds you back...
Back in June I spoke to a group in Branson 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?
....they are 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, its 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.
This feeling of lack can be directly associated to a low self-esteem, and I don't know anyone whose better than Denis at teaching you how to build a world-class self-esteem. That's why the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said, "he has the rare ability to motivate every reader and listener."
And please never forget this, "It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you're not."
Vic and Lisa Johnson
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