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.