Today’s message is especially dedicated to all the great students in the EOF Program at Montclair State University.

Last night I gave a talk at Montclair State University to the students in the EOF Program with three great speakers – Dr. Rob Gilbert, Darren Ventre and Melissa Sapio. The energy was amazing in the room and I was very motivated.

You see, the best way to motivate yourself is by motivating others.

The best way to make yourself happy is to make others happy.

Here is a quote that motivates me – share it with others and you will not only motivate them, but you will motivate yourself…

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. Why? Because when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

If I’m going to jump into a pool of water, even though I can’t swim, I’m thinking about being able to swim at least enough to survive. I’m not jumping in thinking to myself, “I think I can swim, but maybe I’ll drown.” If I’m jumping into any situation, I’m thinking I’m going to be successful. I’m not thinking about what happens if I fail.

But I can see how some people get frozen by that fear of failure. They get it from peers or from just thinking about the possibility of a negative result. They might be afraid of looking bad or being embarrassed. That’s not good enough for me.

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it. I don’t believe you can achieve anything by being passive. I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it’s an illusion to me.

– Michael Jordan, I Can’t Accept Not Trying

Thanks for reading.

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