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Wisdom from Les Brown

Wisdom from Les Brown

I think we can all agree, life is getting tough. It seems as if everything around us is collapsing, and crumbling before our very eyes. Many people are uncertain about the future, money, relationships, health, and careers. In fact, we are beginning to question the very nature of life itself.

In these uneasy times, even as a world-renown motivator, my advice is simply: When things go wrong, don’t go with them.

Have you watched the news lately? It’s quite depressing isn’t it? With all of this mess going on around us, you have to monitor your mind and mouth. I’m not oblivious to shocking headlines and a poor economy, but I can’t consume myself with it because, whatever you focus on the longest becomes the strongest.

Everyone has one friend who calls with nothing but bad news. I have to talk to people who see opportunities in the eye of the storm. Not the person who advises me to put my money under a mattress, or recommends taking self-defense classes because crime rates are increasing. I have to observe my surroundings for mental protection or else, I’d be afraid to live!

Elise Robinson said, “Things may happen around you and things may happen to you, but the only thing that matters is what happens in you.” In the midst of chaos, you have to brace yourself, build your faith, feed your mind with positive materials, and seek opportunities you’ve never considered before. You should be getting stronger, smarter, and strategizing to launch a new life, blindsiding everyone with your success and tenacity….Continue reading at

Les Brown is an internationally recognized speaker and the author of the highly acclaimed books, Live Your Dreams and It’s Not Over Until You Win.

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8:24AM PDT on May 3, 2012

good advice. thanks.

3:06PM PST on Nov 11, 2011


2:29AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Very good advice and a timely reminder to stay positive. Thanks for posting!

2:17AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:25AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

Loved the article. Thanks!

12:50PM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

Many thanks.

4:40PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

i was wondering what wisdom 'les brown and his band of renown' had imparted to you ;)

7:28AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011


7:22AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

It ALWAYS seems like the world is falling apart. Can you imagine living in the 13th century? Look at the BIG PICTURE. You'll see that we are actually making progress overall. Of course there are setbacks but remember, "Every kick in the ass is a step forward."

I so agree with this from the article:
Elise Robinson said, “Things may happen around you and things may happen to you, but the only thing that matters is what happens in you.”

So True!

6:43AM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

For all those who need a hug, here's a huge Giant Bear Hug. Everyone needs a hug even when they don't think they do no matter who you are.

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