THE 3 MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
by Barry Farber
What keeps people going after their passion and goals without giving up?
What keeps their attitude intact when everything seems to be going wrong around
I remember hearing a story of an American team of mountain climbers getting
ready to climb Mount Everest and one the climbers answered this question.
Before making the climb each member of the team was interviewed by a
psychiatrist. The one question that was asked of each climber was this...
"Will you make it to the top?"
Each of them had positive and enthusiastic responses...
"I'll do my best", or "I've trained many years and I'm going to try".
But one man had a different answer. He simply said "Yes, I will".
He was the first one who made it to the top and people who watched him do it
were amazed because of the inclement weather.
A "Yes, I will" attitude has been responsible for more achievements in
this world because of the belief and faith attached to the commitment.
There have been many projects I've worked on over the years where it would of
been easy to give up when the road got bumpy. Twenty seven rejections on
my first book, over fifty rejections on a patented writing instrument, and I
can't even count how many no’s I received while selling a world famous comedian
to radio and television. But deep down I knew there was value in what I
When faith and belief is backing your actions there is nothing you can't
If you doubt this go rent the movie "Rudy". Rudy Ruettiger was a
working-class kid with low grades and little athletic skill. He was kind
of small, too. But Rudy had a dream. He wanted to play
football for Notre Dame. His dream didn't make sense to most people; they
said he could never get into the school, much less play on the team. But
Rudy, despite the odds, believed in his dream. After many years of hard
word and massive amounts of rejection Rudy got into Notre Dame. Because of
his attitude and faith in action he made the football team. Then, in the
only play in the only game of his football career, Rudy sacked the opposing
quarterback. He was carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders.
And if you asked Rudy if he was going to play for the Notre Dame football team
when he was a kid...I'm sure he would of answered "YES, I WILL."
Barry Farber is rated as one of the top 26 speakers of the
year by Successful Meetings Magazine based on his message, delivery, and ability
to impact diverse groups. He is the author of 11 books on sales, management, and
motivation; a black belt weapons expert; an entrepreneur and marketer of
innovative products; and a television host and producer. He is a regular guest
on QVC. To learn more, visit www.barryfarber.com or email
him with any comments or questions at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Barry will be a steady
contributor to the ASN Learning Annex.