How Much Do You Really Want To Be Successful?

Today I bring you a story that was told by Les Brown in one of his talks, about how to be successful.

A young guy wanted to be successful and rich entrepreneur.

One day he met with a very successful guru and asked him for help

The Guru asked him ” how badly do you want to be successful?”

He said ” as bad as I want to breath”

Ok, meet me at the beach at 4 Am, said the Guru

Right there the younger entrepreneur wannabe already started to show his weakness by not wanting to get up at 3 AM

But he showed up…

Then the Guru put on his shorts and said, let’s go swim.

The younger guy thought “I’m not here to swim, I’m here to learn how to be successful and make a ton of money”

But, he proceeded to walk towards the ocean.

After being in deeper waters, the guru grabbed buddy’s head and forced it underwater…

He kept his head under water for a bit, and then let him up to breathe.

When buddy came up, he took a deep breath and asked what that was all about.

The successful guru proceeded to explain:

“It’s not enough to say you want to be successful as much as you want to breathe! You need to really feel it”

When you were underwater, the only thing you could think of was getting some air, not how many likes you had on Facebook, or how many followers you had on Instagram!

All you wanted was to breathe!

When you learn to want success as bad as you wanted to breathe that second, that’s when you know you will become a success!


What did you think of this story? (that’s all it is by the way… a story)

How do you feel about it?

I hope this will help someone by giving you the motivation to go out there and get it done!










Quin Amorim, Host of Amazon FBA Selling Online Podcast