"In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait."
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
"We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams."
"A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die."
"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
"The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience."
Les Brown Born: 1945
Les Brown, a motivational speaker and author,believes that what you do today will determine what your tomorrows will bring.
"You are molding your tomorrow based on what you do today," he says. "You can determine what your future holds based on how much time and energy you spend working on yourself now. Find out what it is you want, and go after it as if your life depends on it. Why? Because it does," says Brown.
Les Brown truly an inspiration! He had no formal education past high school. But what he did have was persistence and determination. He was born in a low-income city in Miami, Flordia. Les and his twin brother were adopted when they
were six weeks old. Ms. Maime Brown, a single parent woman who had little education become his mom.
Here is a man who truly has achieved success!