WANT IT AS BAD AS YOU WANT TO BREATHE

A Book Summary of The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas

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“The Secret to Success” in One Paragraph

Being mindful of your decisions and the consequences of your choices can help avoid missteps. Preparation, hard work, and perseverance are paramount to our personal and professional advancement. The author, Dr. Eric Thomas, shares his experiences on how he came from homeless high school dropout to one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country.

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THE ENEMY IS FEAR

What We Overlook About Our Personal Strength

We were asked to get in a single file line. My friends and I were always pushing and shoving one another. That’s just how boys played.

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A friend of mine cut in front of me in line. I couldn’t allow that to happen so I pushed him. At that same point in time, a kid was turned around facing this friend who cut in line. I had pushed him so hard that his head snapped back and his mouth opened. Crunch. His two front teeth slammed into the forehead of the boy facing him.

One push led to 14 stitches, 2 weeks detention, and a story I would never forget.

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WE ARE THE EXAMPLE

Our Perception of Our World is Small

Often times what appears to be one small step to you is actually a giant leap for others looking up to you. Our perception of our world is small. We think that we have this small individual goal that we are pursuing. We perceive it as important to only us; insignificant to others.

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You’re achievements are critical for you but even more impactful for others like you. Dreamers are sitting idle waiting for hope. It’s not that they don’t possess the power to achieve but the fact that they have no example of achievers in their lives.

You are the example.

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LESSONS FOR A YOUNGER SELF

10 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Reflection is good. Except when it isn’t. A moment of reflection can help you avoid a lifetime of pain and suffering. Too much of it can hold you in a state of drift. A small dose supported with intentional adjustments can make reflection a pivotal tool in our lives.

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I’ve learned a great deal of things during the course of a decade. From reading, asking people, formal training, and the school of hard knocks (also known as experiential learning – or the hard way). Even during the course of those experiences and avenues there is only one thing I could attribute my successes to: reflection. Spending my time looking at those experiences – analyzing what I liked and what I didn’t as well as thinking through what I would have done differently – have dramatically impacted the outcome of my life. Reflection is essential.

Spending my time looking at those experiences – analyzing what I liked and what I didn’t as well as thinking through what I would have done differently – have dramatically impacted the outcome of my life. Reflection is essential.

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STORIES HOLD US BACK

5 Lies Holding You Back from Reaching Your Goals

Research shows that over 50% of the population considers themselves affected by this. Most of us struggle with not being able to think and act beyond them. They cause high performers to crumble. They hold dreamers in a state of drift.

There’s a lot on your plate and you don’t know where to start. You have a deadline at work to meet and several projects needing your attention at home. You feel overwhelmed and nothing is going your way. Scared you may not move the needle in any direction and suddenly you think to yourself, “I’m going to fail”. And that’s where it enters: limiting beliefs.

If you’re not careful this initial thought will quickly gain traction and become a reality. I know because I’ve been there. I’m describing myself.

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