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“SUCCESS ” Surround yourself (virtually) with positive, optimistic, and supportive people

August 7, 2007

This was one of the article i got into my mail box which talks about what it takes to be successful. Most often we feel that we are alone on our journey of success? Are we surrounded by mostly negative, pessimistic, or otherwise nonsupporting people? Make a change for the better — surround yourself (virtually) with positive, optimistic, and supportive people.This is about personal experience about a person by name Bruce Jenner and his success steps.


Bruce Jenner (1949 – ) earned the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” by winning the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

Success is overcoming adversity. Jenner grew up terrified of reading due to dyslexia, but he says his struggles with the reading disorder helped him learn to overcome adversity. “I firmly believe that deep in their soul everyone has a champion that can overcome obstacles and do great things.”

Success is hard work. “You have to work hard at things to be good,” Jenner says. When preparing for the Olympics, he trained six to eight hours every day for four years.

Success is loving and pursuing what you are good at. Jenner does appear to have the aptitude for athletic ability. Jenner writes in his book, “By the time I turned two, I’d already developed a big chest, wide shoulders and boundless energy, prompting my dad to nickname me Bruiser.”

Success is mostly in the attitude. “I always felt that my greatest asset was not my physical ability, it was my mental ability.”

Success is moving forward. Unlike many who go downhill after their 15 minutes of fame, Jenner’s success in life continues to this day. Besides an Olympic gold medalist, Jenner is known to millions as a motivational speaker, TV personality, sports commentator, commercial spokesperson, entrepreneur, actor, producer, and a terrific father of ten children.

Success is being a positive role model for others. Jenner leads by example. He wants his kids to take their health seriously, so he eats healthy meals.

Success is not in what you do, but how you do it. Jenner teaches his kids how to meet goals and free their harshest critic and best cheerleader: the champion within. “I don’t care what arena kids choose to play in – sports, music, school, figure skating – I encourage my kids to find something in life to get excited about when they wake up in the morning.”

Success is remaining humble. When asked how he would like to be remembered, Jenner states he would like to be remembered as a good parent.

Success is found in good advice. “Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.”