Peter J. Jessen

"Goals Per Action" Success Consultant · · 9931 SW 61st Ave., Portland, OR 97219 · Tel: 503.977.3240 · Fax: 503.977.3239

20.  LIST for Reality Check:  can I be successful?  Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, p. 2) notes that:
   •  52% of the CEO's of the Fortune 500 companies are from lower middle-class or poor families
   •  80% of the millionaires in America are first-generation millionaires
   •  75% of the 300 world-class leaders in a recent study were raised in poverty, had been abused as children, or had some serious physical disability.

As Robert Schuller's book title states, "If its going to be, it's up to me."

In other words, its not what happens to us that counts but how we respond to what happens, especially to adversity.