“It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.”
~ Brian Tracy
You have to have heard of Brian Tracy. He has many books about self-confidence, reaching goals, achievement, leadership, business training, and time management just to name a few.
Brian Tracy was born January 5, 1944 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born into a poor family. He dropped out of high school and was a dish washer and laborer living in boarding houses and occasionally his car. He later started selling and struggled to make a living. He was intrigued by what makes some people successful and others not.
By age 23, he began studying success and goal setting. He talked to successful salesmen and asked about their methods. He read what he could about it. He started setting goals. He eventually moved out of boarding homes and moved into an apartment.
By age 25, he was in management and had already built a large sales organization. He has since written over 40 books, has been a speaker for many years, consults with many of Fortune 500 companies. It was his hard life that helped fuel his success. In his 30s he went to college at the University of Alberta and earned his Masters in Business.
He is married with four children.