The Story of Success: The Talent Myth

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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: JMaystruck



Presented at a SYPE luncheon Feb 19, 2014. We've all been told a lie, success isn't a destination or a certain point in time. It's a feeling, an attitude, a belief in a better future. When you're a part of something bigger than yourself, when you're putting a dint in the universe every day is dream, every day you're living success.

the story of success

what success isn’t…

what is success?

the happiest man in the world

the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -vince lombardi

the secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. -paulo coelho, the alchemist

but jeph, i’m not talented at anything I can’t be successful!

the talent myth

Mark Cuban

Tiger Woods

Michael Phelps

there are no prodigies just people who work harder than others

every successful person was the underdog at one point

david wasn’t the underdog, the fight was more like this….


being the underdog " is a good thing

start punching up a weight class

do you think successful people have more hours in a day than you and I?

it’s their habits.

champions don’t do extraordinary things, they do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. they follow the habits they’ve learned. -tony dungy

what the hell is water?!?

at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. that’s the greatest lie. world’s -paulo coelho, the alchemist

do something impossible

timing isn’t an excuse

these companies were all started in economic downturns: Disney CNN MTV Hyatt Burger King FedEx Microsoft Apple Texas Instrument 20th Century Fox Gillette AT&T IBM Merck Hershey’s Eli Lilly Coors Bristol-Myers

failure is the road to success

Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs for 12 seasons…

…he also led the league in strikeouts for 5 of those seasons

the strikeout kings of baseball…

1.  Reggie Jackson 2597 strikeouts

2.  Sammy Sosa 2306 strikeouts

5.  José Canseco 1942 strikeouts

so what is success?


success is putting a dent in the universe

success is being a part of something larger than yourself

what’s your thing?

go do something impossible


Sources:" The One Thing by Gary Keller! Passion Capital by Paul ALofs! The Power of Habit by by Charles Duhigg! Out Think by G. Shawn Hunter! Bounce by Mathew Syed!  !!!!!!! The Pursuit of Happiness!

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