Every great accomplishment was born from a single thought, an idea, a goal. Leaders are able to harness their own talents, empower themselves and inspire others to bring their goals to fruition despite all odds, despite all setbacks, despite all obstacles.
Tony Robbins is one example of how one person can pick themselves up and thrive, that no matter where you are at today, you can accomplish ANYTHING you desire. If Tony Robbins can turn his life around and become one of the greatest motivational leaders of our time, imagine what you can do.
Every great achievement was once an idea.
Every International MultiMillion, MultiBillion dollar company originated from a thought that one person had the courage to put into motion.
Every Millionaire and Billionaire who pursued their dream picked themselves up every time they go knocked down.
We must remind ourselves of all the greatness, all of the potential that is dormant within us just yearning to be UNLEASHED. The world needs what YOU have to offer.
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Do you remember your first job?
When I was in grade school, I earned money shoveling snow, mowing people’s lawns, washing cars and picking up dog poop for neighbors. I still carry with me the lessons I learned back then. I learned to be willing and eager to work hard. I learned that if you care about people and do a great job, people will hire you again. I learned that if people like you, they will recommend you to their friends and peers.
People forget sometimes that every great achievement began with a goal and was backed by commitment, hard work, persistence and gradual improvement. To illustrate this, I started to keep a list of first jobs that famous people have worked. When you look at them now, you cannot imagine they ever did anything other then what they do now.
But we all start somewhere. Here is a list of some famous people and their first jobs:
Madeline Albright, former US Sec of State first job: Dept Store Bra Sales Clerk
Alan Dershowitz, Author, Attorney first job: Deli Factory Worker
Michael Eisner, former CEO Disney first job: Camp Counselor
Nancy Grace, CNN Host, Attorney first job: Sears Candy Clerk
Jay Leno, Comedian, Host of The Tonight Show first job: McDonalds
Cal Ripken, jr, Former Major League Baseball player first job: Errand Boy in Minor League Clubhouse
Tony Robbins, Author, Motivational Speaker first job: Janitor
Gene Simmons, KISS Rock Star first job: Paper Boy
Russell Simmons, Founder Def Jam Records first job: fast food- Orange Julius
George Steinbrenner, owner NY Yankees first job: Raising Chickens
Isiah Thomas, Former NBA Basketball Player first job: Shoe Shine Boy
Donald Trump, Real Estate Investor first job: Collected Soda Bottles, then Rent Money for father
Oprah Winfrey, Billionaire, Talk Show Host first job: Radio Station Announcer
Many millionaires started as paper boys or worked in fast food. There were many humble beginnings from people who went on to change the world. These people were born with greatness inside them, just like you have greatness inside you. These people progressed, improved themselves, worked hard and grew into their greatness. These people never gave up on their dreams.
No matter your current occupation, what you do is not who you are. We all have to start somewhere.
The people who rise to greatness in anything follow their bliss. They don’t squander their time. They get started and keep on keeping on.
Tony Robbins is an example of how one person can pick themselves up and thrive, that no matter where you are today, you can accomplish ANYTHING you desire. You must learn to set goals and channel your energies and attention on the steps to take you towards their attainment.
What gift or passion do you posses that you have been yearning to develop or pursue?
What secret dreams do you harbor that you haven’t started yet?
What are you waiting for?
Set your goals and get it going.
Make your move.
No one else can do it for you.
Take the next step.
Do one thing right now to advance your goal.
Live Your Dreams,
Jill Koenig, the “Goal Guru’ is America’s Top Goal Strategist. A Best Selling Author, Coach and Motivational Speaker, she is an expert on the subjects of Goal Setting, Time Management and Business Success. Her uplifting newspaper column is syndicated across America and abroad. For FREE Goal Setting Strategies, Tips and Tools or to join world’s largest FREE Goal Newsletter, visit: http://www.GoalGuru.com
Copyright 2006 GoalGuru.com
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