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In this respect, success in speaking takes much same course as success in any other field. It requires intense belief in what one is doing and motivation, based upon that belief, to stay committed to doing whatever it legitimately takes.
No doubt some mistakes will be made along way. I once told Sherry that I knew I would make it in speaking business because I had already tried and discarded everything that wouldn't work. But, I never quit trying. The dream had me, and I had dream.
BARBER-OSOPHY: To succeed in any worthwhile endeavor: (1) Know what you're doing, (2) be natural while doing it, (3) believe in what you're doing, (4) be willing to do whatever it takes, (5) and don't be afraid to make mistakes.
Copyright 2005, Sumerlin Enterprises. Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as a link to www.barber-osophy.com is included.
Terry L. Sumerlin, known as the Barber-osopher, is the author of "Barber-osophy," and is a columnist for the San Antonio Business Journal. He speaks nationally as a humorist/motivational speaker. Visit his website at www.Barber-osophy.com.