Oprah Winfrey - Image via WikipediaBy Jim Ingham
Success is not something that you are born into or for which you are destined. The most successful people are those who have learned how to harness their mind power and create success for themselves. Learn more about how successful people manage to achieve great things, and you will find they all believe in themselves and face their fears head on.
The people featured below come from all sorts of backgrounds and achieve success in a variety of different fields. Though you may not like or appreciate every person on this list, you must admit they all achieve great things because of their willingness to use the power of their mind.
While he has been in the news more for his personal indiscretions than his accomplishments over the past few years, it should never be forgotten that he is one of the most successful athletes of our time. His success is attributed in part to his father introducing him to the sport at an early age and encouraging him.
Woods grew up knowing he was destined to be great, and therefore he achieved this greatness easily. His success has crossed over from golf into advertising, where he earns much of his multi-million dollar income each year.
"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love" - Tiger Woods
This legendary investor is the poster child for the laws of attraction movement. He has earned billions over the course of his lifetime and shared much of his earnings through his philanthropy. He grew up in a household that encouraged his interest in making money.
Even as a child he knew that he wanted to make money and found that it came exceptionally easy to him. Growing up in an environment that encourages success is one way that many people learn how to be successful.
"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute" - Warren Buffet
Oprah is arguably the most successful woman in America. Her talk show was the most popular of its type from 1986 until it went off the air in 2011. She was also ranked as the richest African American of the 20th century. Her childhood was rough, as the child of a poor, single mother.
However, despite her rough start she never stopped believing in herself and rose above her simple upbringing. Though she faced struggles, she never let anyone get her down, which is one of the hallmarks of a truly successful person.
"What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives" - Oprah Winfrey
One of the biggest entertainers of the 20th century, Garth Brooks has a mind for business and a grasp on his own desire for success. This is unsurpassed by others in his field. He grew up in a very supportive family and focused on athletics and academics as a child, only becoming serious about music as he got older.
His degree in advertising helped him creatively market himself so that he stands apart from his contemporaries. He didn't start out the success he is today, but he always knew he would be successful and worked towards that goal.
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself" - Garth Brooks
Donald Trump is a famed businessman who has grown an empire that extends around the world. While his path has not always been simple, he has a confidence in himself that is unsurpassed. He has interests in business, real estate and television. His own belief in his abilities to be successful have driven him to keep pressing on, despite the odds stacked against him.
He has been rewarded with continued success in nearly everything he attempts. He is considering an involvement in politics, and if he continues his own positive thinking, he will surely experience success with this as well.
"Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make" - Donald Trump
As one of the most successful authors in history, she became so because of her own belief in the story she had to tell. She was on social security, barely getting by when she wrote the first Harry Potter book. Before her success she was very down on herself, but through the encouragement of friends and the pride she felt in the book she had written, she learned to believe in herself.
Only after she learned how to imagine herself successful, did she achieve success. She faced a dozen rejections before she found a publisher for her first novel. Since then she has sold millions of copies of her books and spawned a hugely successful movie franchise.
"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life" - J. K. Rowling
The list of those who have achieved success through using the power of the mind could go on forever. Nearly every success story has similar themes to it. It is nearly impossible to reach the pinnacles of success that those profiled here have without first believing in yourself and learning to use your mind power to achieve your dreams.
The power of positive thinking is more than a myth, it is the secret to success that has been realized by those profiled here, as well as countless others throughout history. Learn more about how to utilize this power and you can achieve your dreams.
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