Les Brown Youve gotta be hungry motivation to Interstellar soundtrack

Mar 6, 2021 22:09 · 5026 words · 24 minute read

i’d like to talk with you this evening about being hungry somebody said i’m hungry it is something i’d like to share some ideas and thoughts with you i’m not asking that you believe anything that i say i’m not asking that you agree with me i’m really asking that you stand on and in the conversation that we’ll share with you this evening and if there’s something that i say that can fit and work for you i say use it if not discard it and let it be is that all right yeah say that’s fair enough very good all right one of the things i have realized and many of us have that if you want something out of life if you want to change yourself if you want to acquire something if there’s some goal that you want to reach that is really not easy as some people will make us feel that living your dream changing your behaviors overcoming negative habits it’s challenging it’s hard that living alone is just very difficult once we begin to come to grips with the fact that living is difficult life is very challenging i heard a song once by a guy named dimples call if it ain’t one thing it’s another i say to you if it ain’t one thing it’s 12 others always something you will never ever have a problem-free moment in life somebody said that i like this and you either in a problem or just left one or hit it toward what anybody found that to be so raise your hand if you know what i’m talking about i mean there’s always something so how do we begin to nurture that hunger what are the characteristics of the qualities of people that are hungry what will it take for me to get some of the things that i want and being hungry for those things number one you’ve got to work on yourself it’s very important that you engage in an ongoing process to develop you spend more time on yourself than what you’ve been spending it’s very important you owe that to yourself i was reading a book by augmentino called the university of success read one line gave me a chill i didn’t have to read anything else in the book he said many of us never realize our greatness because we become sidetracked by secondary activity we spread ourselves too thin don’t know how to say no and we find ourselves doing all kinds of things and never ever have time to do those things that we need to do to work on ourselves and then there goes a second that goes another second there goes another second and we can’t stop in whole time and before you know it you wake up one day and you’re behind on your dreams and your bills so decide that you’re going to take some time to work on you that you deserve that from yourself that your life deserves some prime time because you are creating your own production as michael todd would say you are the star of your show you are the director you are writing the script and you will determine whether your life is a smash office hit or fly you determine that working on yourself talking to yourself that’s so very important overcoming the negative conversation that inner dialogue is going on all the time all the time even when you don’t want it to be there you can’t stop yourself right now from thinking you can’t do it it’s going on and so learning how to empower yourself part of doing that is standing up to yourself you’ve got to stand up inside yourself sometimes and say shut up you’ve got to do this i was going to give a presentation and this voice inside of me saying you can’t do this you don’t have everything it takes i shut up i am behind on my bills and you telling me what i can’t do i have got to do it you’ll get scared sometimes your mind will go blank on you some people you will allow to unnerve you and you wonder what’s wrong with me i’m not crazy that’s why you’ve got to learn to make a conscious deliberate determined effort to stand up inside yourself working on yourself watching that inner dialogue it will determine the quality of your life i don’t believe this i know this i’ve had a challenge of losing weight i’m walking through the airport this voice say why don’t you have some eminem peanuts no well just one then after you eat that you might as well have a snicker now you sucker i mean it’s challenging my mother fixed the kind of sweet potato pie you can’t eat with your shoes on have to take your shoes off so you can wiggle your toes it sticks on my fingers it says eat it one little bite won’t hurt that voice constantly little demons from conor sanders driving my car in there i had to say no no no no i’ll die it tomorrow i saw a skinny man get hit by a truck had he had a little bit more weight he might have lived you know some of you know what i’m talking about raise your head if you don’t that voice is awesome so you have got to stand up to that voice when you’re working on something you want to achieve you have got to stand up to that voice you’ve got to sell yourself every day on your abilities on what you’re doing on the goal that you want to reach you’ve got to sell yourself every day every day every day according to your level of belief it will manifest itself in what you’re doing whatever we have right now whatever we’re demonstrating in our lives is a result of what we believe subconsciously that we deserve and part of increasing that belief level is that you have got to convince yourself every day you’ve got to sell yourself i i do a lot of training for many corporations and i conduct sales seminars and i’ve heard all kind of guys doing techniques and training um people techniques of how to close sales and how to work with and and begin to control the the sale and how to ask for the clothes let me share something with you you can learn all the techniques in the world if you don’t believe in yourself it won’t happen for you i learned all of it so that’s why i do a training called focus on the seller you’ve got to focus on you and as you convince you as you sell yourself every day every day every day you will begin to see a difference in the things that you’re doing selling yourself on your ability to perform a job to achieve a certain objective telling yourself every day here i go again and i got what it takes this is my day and nothing out here is going to stop me and when you go out there life come over here say it again well i’ll be back tomorrow that brings me to the next thing it takes courage to act part of being hungry when you’ve been defeated it takes courage to start over again i used to do door-to-door sales and i was working with another friend of mine and door-to-door sales i mean it’s punishing it’s cruel and unusual punishment and i was a little boy knocking my door hello would you like to buy a nice working television set no money down no bam they slammed the door in your face and the friend of mine that was working with me they slammed the door in his face and i looked back and he was going to the car he said i can’t do this and he sat down in the car and he said you go ahead i’ll be here when you get back now he had a mother and father to take care of him my mother was ill i am adopted i was hungry i had to go on i learned something about myself that when you step into your fears somebody said it was winston churchill he said that courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm when you step into your fears and continue to push yourself to go on something happens for you it will enable you to transcend yourself i went to the next door you like to buy a nice work until no bam went to the next no bam after a while i no longer took it personal and i begin to play a game i say well i know there’s a yes out here somewhere and i’m going to keep on telling so um oh give me um give me not using ourselves up sharing what we brought into the universe to share because if we don’t nobody else will stop wasting valuable time knowing that if we begin to live our lives as if each day where our last our lives will take all take on a whole new meaning and take on a whole new expression valuing each moment that we are blessed with the next thing that begins to nurture that hunger honor yourself as your word don’t give your word out lightly when you throw your word out there and you don’t honor it it makes a statement about you if you decide to maintain a sense of integrity with yourself that if i speak it i’m going to live it it’s who i am and i’m going to be very cautious and how i give my word to others and most of all with the commitments that i make to myself because i want my life to reflect my words and honoring who i am and what i express another challenging area in terms of nurturing and developing that hunger in yourself is learning the art of becoming single-minded learning how to concentrate learning how to focus in and you’ll be surprised of the things that you’re able to do when you learn how to block things out when you learn how to keep thine eyes single you’ll be surprised of the ideas that will come to you of the people that you’ll be able to attract of the opportunities that you’ll be able to see you begin to see things that have been standing there looking you in the face saying i can’t believe this has been here all this time here’s a habit that i do maybe it might be of some value to you i get up in the morning and i start writing what great ideas that i can think of today that can improve me and that will enable me to reach my goal and i just let my mind flow sometimes i write 15 20 ideas some days it’s more difficult than others one idea can change your life one idea can turn your life around deciding that you’re going to focus to develop your skills the guy was was um the new owner of a team a team a baseball team that was in the basement of the league when he took it over he went to the picture and he said what is your best throat he said well i got a good curveball and i’ve got a good fastball and he went on talking about his different throws he said but tell me this what is your best throw he thought for a moment he said i’ve got a good fastball he said that’s all i want you to work on nothing else just develop your fastball the next year they went to the world series most people don’t know where their fastball is most people go through life never discovering what their talents are most people never develop their talents they have skills and abilities but if you don’t nurture them if you don’t develop them they will never serve you your gifts can take you many places if you develop your gifts most of us don’t like to do those things that come easy to us i’ve always loved to talk to people i decided taking this advice to develop my skills as a speaker and my gift has developed and it developed and has taken me many places you have something that you brought to the universe and that if you decide that my life deserves my developing this what i do well and becoming the best at it and mastering myself and seeing what i have within me if you decide to drop your buckets where you are and develop your gifts i grant you you’ll never ever be without i grant you that your gifts will take you places that will literally amaze you i grant you that if you begin to work to develop your gifts you develop a strong sense of happiness you’ll get a larger vision of yourself because part of beginning to get a larger vision of yourself all of us need some area of our lives where we can have a feeling of competence that people know when they think about this area that’s something you do that you eat and sleep back and that you do that you do that and people know it and you know it and you know that you know that you know this if you don’t know anything else you know this can you tell i know i know what i’m doing oh hello you know this so you’ve got to work on it when other folk are having a good time you’ve got to have this the strength of character to concentrate to read to digest information if you decide in any particular area that you’re concerned about to make a conscious deliberate determined effort to read one book a month in that area in five years you’ll be among the top five percent experts in the world i read a minimum of two books a week the average american reads only one book a year if you decide that area that you love that you are going to master that particular area in this era of accelerated change overwhelming complexity and tremendous competition as you begin to develop and expand your skills and your talents and your vision of yourself you will always be in control of your destiny the next thing is whatever it is that you want to do you want to do it massively have a friend who was telling me that his sales were down i said well how many phone calls you make a day he said 25 i said double them make 50 or 75 or 100.

he said oh man that’s just too much what do you mean too much you behind on your bills you talk about too much you know one way to get back on your feet real quick is to miss two car payments you talking about your tire there’s no competition out here decide that you’re going to push yourself most people won’t do that most people give up on themselves easily you know the human spirit is powerful there’s nothing as powerful it’s hard to kill the human spirit there’s benjamin israeli a man who became the head of a country at a time when jews were not allowed out after 10 o’clock he said how did you do it how did you achieve against such great odds he said nothing can resist the will of a people that will stake even their existence on the extent of their purpose for good that when you have a made-up mind when you decide that you want to do something i was reading something the other day he said the power to hold on in spite of everything the power to endure this is the winner’s quality the hunger the ability to face defeat again and again without giving up this is a winner’s quality you have that quality within you when you’re hungry you don’t care about the facts you don’t care about the odds doug williams played for the washington redskins quarterback john elway of the denver broncos in the super bowl everybody was talking about elway elway after the super bowl when doug williams made a historic passing game i asked him said how were you able in spite of all of the negative publicity saying that you couldn’t win how did how did you do it he said i ignored my critics i just didn’t pay any attention to them i ignored myself because they kept on saying it so much there were times i doubted whether or not i can do what i needed to do there’s a doug williams and everybody here there’s greatness in you and you’ve got to learn how to tune out the critics outside and the critic inside and says i’m going to do this i’m going to harness my will and i’m not going to let anything stop me i deserve this i’m going to do it until and this friend i told him says start increasing your calls i said i make a hundred calls a day i got a callous in my ear my you’re kind of dark you can’t see it but it’s there his sales have increased he’s working harder now the other thing is that if you want something you have got to be relentless you’ve got to learn how to become resourceful you’ve got to learn how to become creative when crisis striking your life and in a chinese language crisis mean danger but it also means opportunity and this is an opportunity for you to grow and you’ve got to be so relentless regardless of what comes down the pike that you’re always looking for a way to get over always looking for a way that you can break through always looking for a way that you can win always looking for a way that you can strike a telling blow and pretty soon i think there’s some people watching us in the universe that say wait let’s call a meeting over here you know that guy must stop and look at him on there he won’t stop just that fool don’t know he can’t get over look look look look look here why don’t we do this let him go and let’s mess with somebody else just let him go through life will just get tired of whipping you sometimes and just say let’s just let this one go i believe this now no one has told me this but i just kept on kicking i didn’t have sense enough to stop i was intelligently ignorant i didn’t know what i couldn’t do so i just tried anything and the fascinating thing about life because you can’t get out of it alive you might as well have a good time you know you rather have a good time live your life with passion with some drive i was giving a seminar the other day and i mentioned that i was going to do some training in august with some young teenagers and take about a hundred away to a two or three day camp and wipe them out been working on this so after the speech one of the parents walked up to me and said mr brown i i’d like for you to do something for my son he’s not motivated i said i wonder why i wonder what’s wrong with him he had no fire whatsoever see what what you do speak so loudly folk can’t hear what you’re saying and so if you don’t have any fire you know you’ve got to watch the the people the relationships that you develop how people of of kindred mindsets if you’re around folks who are dead and negative all the time they will affect you you want people that around you that have smiles on their faces looking good i was telling a group last week abraham lincoln refused to hire god because of his face he said but the guy can’t help it he said anybody over 30 is responsible for their face if you have some depressing face looking at you every day it affects your blood pressure keep these dead faces away from you it’s contagious this is serious so you’ve got to watch your continents watch your face have an uplifted expression watch your body posture all of these things affect you psychically you got to be the kind of person that you are fearless fearless folk leave phillies people alone there some people walk through a neighborhood and every dog in the neighborhood would bark at them but there’s some people come through ain’t nobody gonna mess with this you are unstoppable and because you are unstoppable because you’ve got power that you haven’t even begin to use yet you ought to yourself to release your brakes how many of you had the experience of pulling out of your driveway and you’re matched on the accelerator and the car was just going um it couldn’t move and you mash harder and it couldn’t move and then you discovered you had your emergency brakes on and then you release those emergency brakes and it goes true have you ever had that experience before most of us go through life with our brakes on holding back not giving all that we have not sharing all of ourselves most of us go to our grave still holding on rather than releasing it what are some of those things that that keep us from releasing it because of past experiences past defeats past pain we look back well it didn’t work out then it probably won’t work out now many people get confused their performances with who they are they are i was reading pat riley the coach of the los angeles lakers but you’re going to like this quote here after the trailblazers had blown them out of the water and i’m sure he said this last night they asked him how do you feel he said tonight we were exposed for what we are right now you see that if my speech tonight doesn’t work it doesn’t mean that i’m a bad speaker it means that what i did didn’t work tonight and i’ve got to separate what i do from who i am and i’ve got another shot see the last chapter to your life has not been written yet and it doesn’t matter about what happened yesterday it doesn’t matter about the things that you’ve done that you feel guilty about if you wouldn’t do it today you’re convicting an innocent person you’ve been reborn to a new state of consciousness and as they say if we knew better we would do better and so you we begin to decide i’m not going to be denied i remember and i was telling someone and they asked me would you repeat that again i was interested in going into broadcasting i’m adopted and that was my key out i wanted to make my mama proud of me i was a pr i was very much appreciative of what she’s done for my brother and sister and i and that was my way out and i went over to a radio station asked a guy that and told him that i was interested in broadcasting he looked at me in my straw hat and my overalls he said you have any broadcasting background i said no sir don’t what do you do i cut crash young ladies after what kind of work i do when i was working on the garbage truck i said well i’m a sanitary technician he said we don’t have any job for you i decided that that was something i was going to do i decided i’m unstoppable i’m going to go up in here i’m going to do this i started going to the radio station every day developing a relationship with the people that were doing what i wanted to do and that’s what i encourage you to do where whatever area you want to go and find people that are doing it the way you want to do it and develop a relationship with them when i decided to go in this area i wrote letters to dr norman vincent peale to zig ziglar to dennis waitley all of the giants in this area and i said this is something i want to do i’ve been following your career would you help me dr norman vincent peale answered my letter did an article on me wrote about me in the most recent book that he issued and done many broadcasts about me i wanted to develop a relationship and rapport with those people that were achieving those things that i wanted to achieve by the same token i would go to the radio station and i developed a relationship with the guys and they used me as aaron board they needed some food or someone to go pick up entertainers that came into town temptation singing my girl jerry butler singing for your precious love sam cook singing darling you send me i would pick up the entertainers at the airport and driving around in the disc jockeys big cadillacs they didn’t have any driver’s license but i was acting like i had stuff every day i used to go home and work on my communication skills developing myself it was whitney young he said it’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared start working and developing yourself now and prepare yourself for what it is that you want because you expect to get it and when the disc jockeys were in the control room i would go in and watch them and develop the trust level and they would let me stay and i would watch and observe them working their controls when you want something out of life don’t worry about how you’re going to get it how is none of your business the most difficult thing it is is to hold the vision is to hold the vision so there i was at the radio station a guy was on the air and he started to drink by the name of rock i was outside the window looking at him and watching hungry and ready saying drink rock drink pretty soon the phone rang it was a general manager i said hello he said les this is mr klein i said i know he said rock can’t finish his program he’s slurring his words i said i know can you work the controls until one of the other disc jockeys come in would you call them i said yes sir i hung the photo i said now he must be thinking i’m crazy i called my mama and my girlfriend cassandra said y’all come out on the front porch and turn up the radio i’m about to come on the air i waited about 15 minutes i called him back i said mr klein i can’t find nobody he said well why don’t you go in there working controls until they get there and don’t say nothing here i said yes sir i couldn’t wait to sit down at that turntable mustafa i said look how this is me lb triple p les brown platter playing papa there were none before me and there will be none after me therefore that makes me the one and only young and single i love dominguez certified bonafide then duplicably qualified to bring you satisfaction and a whole lot of action look out baby i’m your loved man i was hungry somebody’s hand on your right and left and say you’ve got to be hungry well y’all something else you want to be persistent about what it is that you want to achieve alexander graham bell said what this power is i cannot say all i know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man or woman is in that state of mind in which he or she knows exactly what he or she wants and is fully determined not to quit until they find it when our children are learning how to walk how many times will your baby attempt to walk and fall and you just say just sit down don’t try anymore you’ve fallen 20 times just sit down somewhere busting your lip and everything getting in folks wait when will a baby walk it will walk when it walks that’s when it will walk les when will you be known nationally as the motivator i will be known when i’m known that’s when i’ll be known don’t get caught up in well i’ve tried it four or five times and things didn’t work out if there’s something that you want and you’re hungry for it you’ve got to do whatever is necessary until and when you give the best you can and that’s not enough you must do what is required and don’t give up on yourself don’t throw the towel in so quickly many people give up on the one-yard line where if they have the determination just to keep on knocking it’s a funny thing about life if you’re home one day and someone is knocking on the door and you say i don’t want to be bothered today and if that person just keep on not saying can you believe that fool’s still knocking pretty soon you say what is it what do you want and that’s how you’ve got to be about your dream.