“Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people
succeed because they are determined to.”
When Henry Ford said those oh-so-true words, he wasn’t just talking
about himself — even though he is the epitome of determination. He
went belly-up several times, but never lost sight of his goal. He
believed in himself and in what he was doing. In the end, he was so
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t accomplish your
goals. Who says you’re not tougher, better, harder working, smarter
and more able than your competition?
It doesn’t matter if they say you can’t do it. The only thing that
matters is if you say it. If you believe in yourself, there’s
hardly anything you can’t accomplish.
#1 Reason Why We Fail = FEAR OF FAILURE
Ask any super achiever and they will agree that…. if we want to
triple our success ratio … we might have to triple our failure
Do you know about Soichiro Honda?
Many of you have driven his cars, used his lawn mowers, and ridden
his motorcycles. Honda was turned down by Toyota Motor Corp. for a
job as an engineer, so he started making scooters and finally
started his own company: Honda Corp.
He said: “We see the world not as it is, but as it could be. We
see the world through the eyes of dreamers. Because we are a
company founded by a dreamer. And we are a company built on dreams.”
Surround yourself with top-quality people and truly listen to their
input. Don’t wait until it’s too late to change.
Start to take the true measure of your success now. What do you
possess that you can offer to other people, to your community, to
To simply ask the question, “How can I make a difference?” is to
answer it, because the answer is to never let yourself stop asking
I’ve asked myself that question hundreds of times. Maybe thousands.
And any time I feel like quitting I think about this…
*He failed in business in ’31.
*He ran as a state legislator and lost in ’32.
*He tried business again in ’33 and failed again.
*His fiancee died in ’35.
*He had a nervous breakdown in ’36.
*He was defeated for Congress in ’43, defeated again for Congress
in ’48, defeated when he ran for the Senate in ’55 and defeated for
vice presidency of the United States in ’56.
*He ran for Senate again in ’59 and lost.
This man never quit. He kept trying till the last.
In 1860, this man — Abraham Lincoln — was elected president of
the United States.
When talking with patients about their health, there is only one reason they (and their Doctors) fail to get to the root causes of whatever it is they are suffering from — They quit digging. Quit trying to find the answers to their poor health. AND the answers are NOT found in a pill bottle. They are found in NEVER giving up until the underlying cause is identified and fixed.
To add my spin to Henry Ford’s quote from above – “Those in good health succeed because they are determined to”