Live Your Dreams


Book Review
Live Your Dreams
Say YES To Life

By Les Brown

Reviewed by Catherine Pulsifer

In the book, Live Your Dreams: Say YES to Life, you will find an inspiring and amazing story of Les Brown's life. A boy who was adopted by a single woman and how her influence on him gave the start of believing in himself. Her wisdom and perseverance definitely influenced his life as a young child. In the book, he discusses his mother and shows how she was a true role model for Les. Along with examples of many other people who were role models for him and the life lessons he learned and is still learning.

As an adopted child he never knew his real parents. But he learned life lessons by letting go of the past. He explains the feelings he had but also how he overcame the struggle of being adopted.


The Importance of Goals
Les discusses the importance of having goals. You will find tips on how to find success even when you are feeling discouraged. Throughout the book, you will find real-life examples which help to put into practice the principles that Les suggests.


Highly Recommend This Book
If you find yourself giving up, not believing your goals are possible, or if you are having doubts about your ability, then Les Brown's book, Live Your Dreams: Say YES To Life, is one that will encourage you.


Inspirational Quotes To Consider
Below are quotes from the book that you may want to consider:

Many of us carry baggage from the past that hinders our ability to fight for the things we want in life, our goals, our dreams.

… I was chosen by love, rather than being delivered by fate….

If you are carrying strong feeling about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present. You have to get rid of them. They have no real value in themselves only the value that you give them.

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.

Many times people back away from things they want to do, from the dreams they have nurtured, because they cannot envision a clear way to bring those goals to reality.

My mother believed that I would amount to something someday, but hers was certainly not the majority opinion in the neighborhood.

I believe that when life knocks you down you should always try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up!

When people have that kind of motivation, when obstacles are not a factor, when only the dream matters, they MAKE things happen.

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. If you are the same person now that you were a year ago or even a day ago, then you are not growing.

A lot of people try once or twice, and if they meet with defeat, they use those experience as an excuse to give up.

Well, many of us go through life with the brakes on. The brakes of fear, the brakes of procrastination, the brakes of unworthiness, the brakes of negative thinking. These prevent us from giving all that we have to give and sharing all that we have to share.

Get your ideas on paper and study them. Don't let them go to waste!

To rid yourself of these past emotions, put them in a perspective that is positive rather than negative and thereby cut off their painful roots in your subconscious.

You must give yourself love and open yourself to the possibilities of life. Whatever your dream, know that is possible to change your life and go after it.

Children set out to do things without knowing that they are not supposed to be able to do them. And often, to our adult amazement and/or chagrin, they succeed anyway.

When you have such a negative inner conversations telling that you don't have the time or the money or the training or the contacts or you are not good enough to do this: Ignore them and take action to change your situation.

When you think of yourself in the marketplace, envision yourself as a small corporation with assorted departments, with definite assets and liabilities.

We all need to seek role models and develop relationships with them.

This is a customer-driven economy and if we are going to maintain our edge, we must take the attitude that our goal is to AMAZE people with our product and our service.

Even sweeping floors is not such a bad job if it puts you closer to your dream. It is only a bad job if it is taking you nowhere.

There are times when you should proceed with caution in life. But there is a tremendous difference between having fear and fear having you. Many of us tend to make our fears more powerful than our dreams.

Building your feelings of self-worth is critical to overcoming your fears. You need to remind yourself often that you are a worthwhile person and that you deserve to achieve your dreams and goals.

If you have no vision of yourself in the future, then you have nothing to live for. The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish."

We all benefit by reaching out and helping others. The things you do for yourself are gone when you are one, but the things that you do for others remain as your legacy.

I believe that when you bring forth the best there is within you, you lift yourself to greater and greater heights.

We all have the capacity to deal with tragedy in our lives; it is a matter of tapping into the positive source rather than the negative.

There are two types of people in your life. Those who nourish you, and those who drain you. Those who help you grow, and those who are toxic to your growth.

It is no fun to fail, but you must pick yourself you and get back in the race. The only way you can grow is to challenge yourself beyond your present circumstances. You have to dare to risk failure.

Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life's whuppings.

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