“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo da Vinci

Ever wake up and wondered what happened to your life? Ever had a moment when you thought you finally had enough. But then a day goes by, then a month, then…

“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor Frankl

Ever had one of those days (or years) when everything went wrong? It can pull the rug out from under you and make you feel like all your hard work was for nothing.

“Life is a sum of all your choices.” — Albert Camus

Christmas Night 1989, my life flashed before me.

I stood by the entrance of a convenience store with my little sister, looking at a gun pointed at my temple.

In the next few seconds my heart played the drums…

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

When you’re a kid, you think anything is possible. Over time, the world teaches you to embrace “reality.”

As a child of the ghetto, I know all too well how realism sucks dry life’s…

“There is only one success — to be able to spend your life in your own way.” — Christopher Morley

Life can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a driven person and love helping others.

But what if I said you were doing it all wrong? What if I told you…

Think of someone you love. How do you think they’d feel if they lost you to obesity? Imagine the look in their eyes as they mourned your loss at your own funeral.

If the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come warned you. If you knew following your current path would devastate those…

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

What’s the most unspeakable suffering you can imagine? What if you endured that pain every day? What if the nightmares of your waking life woke you up in a cold sweat? How would you handle it?

No matter…

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand

Everything you think you know about motivation is wrong.

I’m sure you’ve been there. Excited about your new goal, ready to take on the world. And then you hit a wall…

“The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits.” — Tom Ziglar

Three years ago, I found myself six months off a fresh divorce and a third bankruptcy. I was overweight, broke, and sick of looking in the rearview mirror.

I knew I was doing it…

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” — Anatole France

Ever get the nagging feeling you could do more with your life? Or how about a burning desire to accomplish great things?

Growing up in the ghetto with a…

Roy Huff

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