Les Brown – Motivational speaker
And I went for a walk in a park thinking about this guy whose life was so promising and I mean he wasn’t an old guy, he was quite young in fact.
And I thought about all of the things that he said he was going to do and he never got a chance to do those things and I start thinking about my own life and how much time I had left to do the things that I would like to do.
And at that time I wasn’t sure what my life purpose was, what my life’s work was. I wasn’t sure about it at that time and I thought about it quite a lot. I had some idea but I wasn’t convinced that I don’t think I felt worthy. I didn’t believe that it could be me to do this kind of work that I’m doing right now.
And I say to you that if you begin to take a conscious effort to find out what it is that you’re supposed to do, I say that it can literally save your life. I said that it can literally save your life. 85% of the American public, according to recent studies of going to jobs that they hate working on jobs that do not challenge them, they get sick thinking about going because see, when you go to a job and you already know how far you can go you can already see that proverbial glass ceiling.
See, when you’re going someplace and you already know how much you’re going to make, you already know how far you can go, you’re in a dead-end position. It erodes your self-esteem, it lowers your sense of yourself. It creates an inner turmoil; it creates an emptiness in you.