to be Great
Gerald P Tchir
entire book is an attempt to change your way of thinking. The basic premise is
"Believe and Succeed." Believe in yourself; believe that you were born
with the seeds of greatness; believe that you are fortunate to live in the greatest
country ever known to mankind, filled with unlimited opportunities; and believe
in the power of almighty God. From the beginning, we have offered that goals and
dreams truly are the keys to greatness. We saw how we become what we think about,
and learned that every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts. During
this journey we call life, we are called upon to be of service to others; to build,
work, dream, and create. Do this, and we will find there is unlimited prosperity
and abundance that will come to us. For no one can get rich without enriching
others. "You can get any thing in life you want if you just help enough people
get what they want." In closing, I leave you with the words "Think-
Believe -Dream -Dare." You can be anything you want to be! My dream and my
challenge to you is:
DARE TO BEGIN-DARE TO BECOME EVERYTHING YOU
THINK, CAN, AND WANT TO BE. DARE TO BE GREAT!
Did you ever wonder why some people become super achievers,
while others only talk about success and accomplishments? The difference
is not talent, a college education, or rich parents. The difference
between those who accomplish their dreams and those who only dream
of accomplishing them is that achievers have definite, concrete
goals, and a plan on how to accomplish them.
There are laws of cause and effect when it comes to
reaching life's objectives, which make success more of a science
and not an accident. Anyone with courage and a burning desire to
"DARE TO BE GREAT" will be met with a rich, rewarding
life, full of abundance beyond any dreams. On the other hand, those
who are controlled by life, instead of controlling life, usually
wind up frustrated, angry, cynical, or complacent. This work is
all about controlled, "positive thinking." It will set
forth the equivalent of scientific principles that will generate
a new way of creative thinking and strategic planning to help you
accomplish your goals. Planning is the connective link between dreams
"Failing to Prepare is Preparing for
Success begins with a definition of your goals and objectives,
and what you plan to accomplish. Your dreams are the destinations
you want to reach; your goals are the signposts of accomplishment
that define your path. Your values set the limits for the
time and energy that you choose to expend on any dream or goal,
and your strategies are the tools of accomplishment. Together
with a new way of positive thinking, they become your blueprint
for a rich, rewarding journey, and a satisfying fulfilling life.
Now challenge yourself-and
to Be Great
Let me begin this adventure by asking you three fundamental questions:
1. Who determines if you will become a success or failure?
2. Who determines if something is possible or impossible?
3. Who determines if you are happy or unhappy?
The answer to all of these questions is-YOU DO!
Today, we live in a marvelous age, one that is filled with abundance
and opportunity. We, who live in America, are particularly blessed
to be part of the richest land that ever existed, a land of unlimited
opportunity, where dreams can truly become reality. As Napolean
Hill so brilliantly states in the title of his book, THINK-AND
If we take one hundred people who all start earning at the age
of twenty-five, do you have any idea what will happen to these men
and women by the age of sixty-five? All of them initially believe
they will become successful. If you asked any one of them if they
wanted to be successful, you would be assured that indeed they did;
and you would have noticed that they were eager toward life, confident
that success was just around the corner. But, by the time they are
sixty-five, only one will be rich; four will be financially independent;
five will still be working, and a majority, fifty-four, will be
broke, or financially dependent upon someone else.
Now let that settle in for a moment. Only five out of one hundred
will succeed. Why do so many fail? What's happened to the confident,
self-assured individuals who would allow nothing to stand in their
way? What's happened to their dreams, their hopes, and their plans?
Why is there such an enormous disparity between what they intended
to do and what they did not accomplish?