Les Brown is a top motivational speaker and author who has impacted countless people around the world. His story is one of the most inspirational you will ever read about.
At birth, him and twin brother Wesley were given up for adoption after being born in an abandoned building outside Miami. At a young age, he was labeled things like the “dumb twin” and one teacher even labeled him EMR (educable mentally retarded). He struggled his way through school even being held back several times.
While it seemed like the world was against him a teacher changed his life by saying, “Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
Les found his higher ground in life and began to expand outside his comfort zone. After working at the radio station he was given his shot to DJ after another DJ was unable to work. Once Les took the mic his voice resonated with his audience and his career took off. He went on speak to thousands, host his own talk show, served in Congress, published several books and finally bought his mother her dream house.
Use these 52 Les Brown quotes to get inspired and start living your dreams.
Les Brown Quotes About Success
Les Brown came from nothing to creating a dream life. When I heard him speak at Success Live event he said that success was not easy and that he had to “fail his way to success.” Don’t fear failure — embrace it!
The most successful people in the world failed the most.
“The greatest revenge is massive success.”— Les Brown
“Shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
“Don’t let someone else’s opinion become your reality.”
“Earning a million dollar was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. Convincing myself that I was capable of earning a million dollars took years of work.
“You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” — Les Brown
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
“Know your gifts and share them.”
“You have to learn how to fail your way to success.”
“When your why is big enough you will find your how.” — Les Brown
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
Les Brown Quotes About Dreams
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown
“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.”
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dream.”
“The people that want to step into their greatness are hungry.”
“I don’t know what you’re up against, I don’t know what you’re facing. But here’s what I do know: You’ve got something special, you’ve got greatness in you, and I know it’s possible that you can live your dream.” — Les Brown
“Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.”
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”
Les Brown Georgia Dome Speech (Motivational Speech)
Les Brown Quotes on Goals
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”— Les Brown
“Goals help you channel your energy into action.”
“You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature.”
“It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.”
“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” — Les Brown
“As you reach your goals set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.”
“Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.”
Les Brown Quotes About Life
“Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.”— Les Brown
“If you don’t program yourself, life will program you.”
“We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted.”
“Life has no limitations except the ones you make.”— Les Brown
“You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.”
“It’s not over until I win.”
“You must be willing to do what others won’t do, to have what others won’t have.”
“I will heighten my life by helping others heighten theirs.”— Les Brown
“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”
“Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.”
“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.”
“Honor your commitments with integrity.”
Les Brown Morning Motivation Speech
“Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”— Les Brown
“You need to make a commitment, and once you make it. Then life will give you some answers.”
“If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.”
“The truth that will set men free, is the truth men don’t want to hear.”— Les Brown
“Want shows up in conversation, expectation shows up in behavior.”
“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
“Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.”— Les Brown
“Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”
“When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.”
Les Brown Quotes About Positive People
“Align yourself with people you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.”
“It’s necessary to get the losers out of your life if you want to live your dream.”— Les Brown
“People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.”
“Forgive those who have hurt you.”
“All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.” — Les Brown
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