This Is Why You DON'T SUCCEED! (Don't Let This HOLD YOU BACK From Success) | Les Brown

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about the importance of having goals outside of one's comfort zone, the need for a mentor, and the story of Les Brown, a motivational speaker who overcame a difficult upbringing to achieve success.

The video features Les Brown, a motivational speaker and author, discussing the reasons why people fail to achieve their goals. He emphasizes the importance of having goals outside of one's comfort zone and having a mentor who can guide and inspire them. The video also touches on Les Brown's personal journey, from being born on the floor of an abandoned building to becoming a successful speaker and author. The conversation also touches on Les Brown's battle with cancer and his positive attitude towards it.

  • Negative influences can hold people back from achieving their goals.
  • Goals outside of one's comfort zone are necessary for personal growth.
  • A mentor with experience and insight is crucial for success.
  • Les Brown overcame poverty and struggled in school to become a successful motivational speaker, author, and TV host.
  • Life is a fight for what you want, and if you stop fighting, you will lose ground.
  • Les Brown has a positive attitude towards cancer and refuses to let it define him.
  • Building resilience and overcoming labels is key to success.
  • Discovering your purpose and having a mentor is important for personal growth.
  • Continuous growth and relentless pursuit of goals is crucial for success.

This Is Why You DON'T SUCCEED! (Don't Let This HOLD YOU BACK From Success) | Les Brown - YouTube

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The Importance of Goals and Mentors

  • Many people fail to achieve their goals due to negative influences in their lives.
  • Goals outside of one's comfort zone are necessary for personal growth.
  • A mentor with experience and insight is crucial for success.
  • Successful people often credit their mentors for their achievements.
  • A mentor can see potential in someone that they may not see in themselves.
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The Story of Les Brown

  • Les Brown was born in poverty and struggled in school.
  • He was inspired by motivational tapes and began reading and learning as much as possible.
  • With the help of mentors, he developed his skills and found his "power voice."
  • He went on to become a successful motivational speaker, author, and TV host.
  • He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work.
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Life as a Battle for Territory

  • Life is a fight for what you want, and if you stop fighting, you will lose ground.
  • Frederick Douglass said that everything worth having is worth fighting for.
  • Les Brown believes that we must fight for our goals and dreams.
  • Without a fight, we will be overtaken by things we don't want in life.
  • Les Brown admires the work of Tom Bilyeu and is grateful for the opportunity to be on Impact Theory.
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This Is Why You DON'T SUCCEED! (Don't Let This HOLD YOU BACK From Success) | Les Brown - YouTube

Les Brown's Positive Attitude Towards Cancer

  • Les Brown has been battling cancer for 27 years.
  • He has a positive attitude and refuses to let cancer define him.
  • He credits his success to his ability to focus on his goals and not let obstacles hold him back.
  • Les Brown is grateful for the opportunity to be on Impact Theory and thanks Tom Bilyeu for his work.
  • Despite his battle with cancer, Les Brown remains optimistic and focused on his goals.
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Overcoming Fear and Defying Cancer

  • Les Brown was diagnosed with stage four cancer and metastasis in seven areas of his body.
  • He saw it as a fight and never had fear of dying from it.
  • He read Dr. Norman Cousins' book, "The Biology of Hope," which taught him to defy something that happens to you instead of denying it.
  • He was defiant that he would beat cancer.
  • He had cytokine pain that had him speaking in unknown tongues and was in a wheelchair for several months.
  • He dealt with it by standing up inside himself and handling it.
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Building Resilience and Overcoming Labels

  • Les Brown's easiest accomplishment was getting out from under the labels people put on him.
  • The most difficult thing he ever did was to believe that he could do it.
  • When you don't know what's holding you down, it's difficult to overcome it.
  • You have to learn ways to connect with the power within yourself to handle where you are.
  • The key is to be in a perpetual process of discovering the truth of who you are and fighting to escape the inner conversation.
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Discovering Your Purpose and Having a Mentor

  • Les Brown discovered his purpose when he was working as a disc jockey and was asked to speak at a rally.
  • He realized that he had a gift for speaking and inspiring people.
  • He found a mentor, Mike Williams, who taught him how to speak and helped him develop his skills.
  • Having a mentor is important because they can see things in you that you can't see in yourself.
  • They can help you develop your skills and guide you on your journey.
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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone and Pursuing Your Goals

  • Les Brown encourages people to step outside their comfort zone and pursue their goals.
  • He tells the story of a man who wanted to be a writer but was afraid to pursue it.
  • He finally decided to take a chance and wrote a book that became a bestseller.
  • Les Brown says that you have to be willing to take risks and fail in order to succeed.
  • You have to be willing to do the things that others won't do in order to have the things that others won't have.
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The Importance of Having Goals Outside of Your Comfort Zone

  • People live their lives based on the story they believe about themselves.
  • As a speaker, you distract, dispute, and inspire your audience.
  • You dismantle their current belief system and inspire them to create a new chapter in their lives.
  • Life is going to beat up on you, and negative thoughts will come back if you don't do the maintenance work on your mind.
  • Having a strategy to continuously reach higher and discover your better self is crucial.
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The Need for a Mentor

  • Les Brown had a mentor who believed in him and helped him see his potential.
  • Having a mentor can help you see things from a different perspective and push you outside of your comfort zone.
  • A mentor can help you develop your skills and give you guidance and support.
  • It's important to find someone who has achieved what you want to achieve and learn from them.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help and guidance.
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The Story of Les Brown

  • Les Brown had a difficult upbringing and was labeled as educable mentally retarded.
  • He had a teacher who believed in him and helped him see his potential.
  • He became a radio DJ and eventually a motivational speaker.
  • He overcame his limiting beliefs and achieved success.
  • He believes that everyone has greatness within them and can achieve their dreams.
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The Importance of Continuous Growth and Relentless Pursuit

  • Life is a journey of continuous growth and self-discovery.
  • It's important to relentlessly pursue your goals and dreams.
  • Don't let your past define you or limit your potential.
  • Believe in yourself and your abilities.
  • Keep pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and reaching higher.
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The Importance of Thinking Outside Your Comfort Zone

  • Many people unconsciously repeat the same patterns because they don't make a conscious effort to think outside their comfort zone.
  • Thinking that has brought you this far may not be enough to solve new problems.
  • Relationships, reading, studying, and setting goals beyond your comfort zone can help you live out of your imagination instead of your history.
  • Imagination is a preview of what's to come.
  • Les Brown dreamed of taking care of his mother and buying her a big beautiful home.
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The Role of the Dominant Culture in Dismantling Creativity

  • The dominant culture can dismantle people's creativity and spirit.
  • Immigrants may feel separated from their children and put in cages while white people from other countries face no problems.
  • There is a silence and lack of protest against inhumane treatment of immigrants.
  • We all have a responsibility to live a life that will outlive us.
  • The work we do can transform lives and give hope to those who feel hopeless.
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The Power of Creating Experiences and Transforming Lives

  • Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide, but something we say or do can interrupt that story of hopelessness and powerlessness.
  • Once a person's mind has been expanded with an ideal concept or experience, they can never be satisfied going back to where they were.
  • Our presentations and experiences can transform lives and inspire people to become a pencil in the hand of God and write a new chapter with their lives.
  • It's important to listen to the little voice inside and create quiet space to hear it.
  • Les Brown's passion for taking care of his mother drove him to succeed and make her proud.
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The Need for a Mentor

  • Les Brown had a mentor who believed in him and helped him overcome his difficult upbringing.
  • Mentors can help us see our potential and guide us towards success.
  • It's important to find someone who has achieved what we want to achieve and learn from them.
  • Mentors can help us overcome limiting beliefs and push us outside our comfort zone.
  • Les Brown's mentor told him that he had greatness within him and helped him believe in himself.
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The Importance of Exposing Yourself to Something New

  • People face various challenges that hold them back from success, such as race, oppression, and the school system.
  • People need to expose themselves to something that will give them a different vision of themselves.
  • People need to put themselves in a community of only quality people (OQP).
  • OQP means surrounding yourself with people who will uplift and inspire you.
  • Les Brown's life was transformed by a mentor who taught him to change his mindset, practice OQP, and develop his communication skills.
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Find Your Passion and Hunger

  • People need to find something that resonates with them and turns them on.
  • Les Brown's passion is speaking to change lives.
  • The key to a hunger-driven life is a heart-centered life.
  • Les Brown initially convinced himself that he couldn't achieve success because he lacked credentials.
  • Les Brown's mentor taught him to work on himself, have an unstoppable attitude, and hold a constant vision of what he wanted to achieve.
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