Words of Wisdom: “It Pays To Be Hungry”-Les Brown

I had to share these inspirational Words of Wisdom from Les Brown today because this is a WORD. I hope it motivates y’all.

Les is known as one of the top motivational speakers in the world but was once labeled as mentally retarded. A teacher pushed him to reject that label and to be go after greater opportunities Les originally had dreams of being a DJ, and the teacher told him to practice every day. Les was thinking “For what?” when there wasn’t currently any work for him. The teacher shared, “It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” Whoo, MESSAGE. Well, Les’ opportunity to be a DJ did eventually come, but it took persistence and preparation. It took pushing beyond what other people had to say about you.  It took HUNGER.

The problem is most people “kind of” want things. They kind of want to start their own business. They kind of want a new promotion. They kind of want to lose weight. Why do I say “kind of?” Because it shows in their actions. People might even go hard for a bit, and then fall off when the going gets tough. But when you’re really craving something, you go after it full force, even when it gets hard. That hunger for something greater, to make your dreams a reality, to truly use your gift, will fuel you. 

Watch Les’ words of wisdom below!

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