Notes for Success (Brian Tracy)

I saw Brian Tracy speak at a leadership conference in 2012. His message on dream and personal development sticks with me to this day. What is the one thing you would like to do if you knew you could not fail? Imagine how you feel after you reach that goal. Now, what steps do you need to take to get there? DREAM BIG.

*What is my special ingredient that sets me apart from others? What makes me, ME?

Dream big dreams (1st step: launch)

Do what I love

Commit to excellence

  • “Anything less than excellence is an acceptance of mediocrity.” ~Brian Tracy (BT)
  • “Time will always pass, so I might as well do something with it.”

Develop unique talents and abilities

  • Do what I have always dreamed about doing
  • “Every person has a special role or purpose for living. What’s mine?”

Consider yourself self-employed

  • Feel powerful & in control
  • Positive mental attitude (PMA)

Refuse to accept the possibility of failure

  • “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again.” (Henry Ford)

Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning

  • Read 30-60 minutes/day in your field
  • Listen to audio programs
  • Attend seminars/workshops/clinics/conferences

Simplify and surround yourself with the right people

  • Positive, Professional, Knowledgeable

Develop resilience and bounce back

  • “I will never give up. No matter what happens, I will reach my goals.”

Become an unshakeable optimist

  • When we look for positives, we will find positives
  • We are what we eat, so feed our minds with positive thoughts
  • Learn to be happy; teach ourselves to be happy

Be honest

  • Integrity:
    • Honest internally
    • Honest externally
    • Honest always
  • Trust

Concentrate single-mindedly on one task

  • Focus… distractions = enemies

Be decisive

  • Make a decision, damn it!
  • “A poor decision is better than no decision.”

Back everything with courage and persistence

  • Be loud
  • Be proud
  • Take action


  • “Do what you need, when you need, whether you want to or not.”

*Look toward the future and see what we can control. Our happiest moments are still in the future.

“When you turn toward the sun, the shadows will always be behind you.” ~Helen Keller


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