The attitude is it can't be done because they haven't seen it
they're judging according to appearances.
The people that will go to make it in the future
the people that are making it today.
Let me share something with you
history is being read but it's also being written by people with imagination.
It's necessary you take responsibility for it
that you make it happen, that you don't give up
that you don't take any objection or disappointment or defeats personally
that you keep on keeping on
that you don't decide that I can't make it because you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel
that you realize that’s a part of the program.
You must have faith
You've got to believe in yourself
You've got to believe in your abilities
You’ve got to believe in your service, your company, your ideas
You’ve got to have faith and that faith gives you patience
That it's not gonna happen as quickly as you want it to happen
When you got an idea you want to move on
you might not have the money, you might not have the education
you might not have the support or resources you need.
What is that something
that can keep us going, that will enable us to act on our dreams?
Which one of those keys?
That will begin to help us to discover the secrets to our dream.
Here's what I want you to repeat after me please with power and conviction
Say “it's possible”
Most of us go through life with our brakes on
not giving all that we have, not sharing all of ourselves.
Most of us go to our graves still holding on
rather than releasing it
because of past experiences, past defeats, past pain.
We look back, well it didn’t work out then
it probably won’t work out now.
That tonight, we were exposed for what we are right now
It means that what I did didn’t work tonight
and I’ve got to separate what I do from who I am.
I feel like we all have two battles or two enemies going on
one with the man across from you
the second is with the man inside of you.
I think once you control the one inside of you
the one across from you really doesn't matter.
I think that's what we are all trying to do.
You aren't handed anything
you earn everything, every single day
over and over again, You have to prove it.
Imagine if you got what you want every time
no struggle, no hard work, no challenges
no hard work required.
Some of you are saying “that would be great”
you would be weak
and then when something hard comes up in your life
you wouldn't know how to handle it
because you have never gone through anything that strengthens you.
You cannot grow without struggle
you cannot develop strength without resistance
without challenging yourself, without struggle.
Pain is your friend
maybe not in the moment
but for the evolution of your soul
for the long-term benefit
of you as a stronger human being.
Pain is your friend
if you didn't have failures
if you didn't have struggles
if you didn't have disappointment
you can have no strength
how could you?
those qualities are made from your pain and struggle.
You were given pain because you are strong enough to handle it
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it
because you are strong enough to drive through it
to thrive through it
to inspire others throught it
They will look to you and say “he did it, she did it “
I have the strength to do it too
You are stronger than you think
you survived all your challenges to this point
and you will survive whatever is coming.
But next time a struggle comes
I don't want you to curse the skies
know that it was sent for a reason and a lesson.
It might be to make you stronger, it might be to teach you patience
it might be for you to show others your spirit.
There is a reason
So don't you give up.
You have a purpose in this world
and you will only find it
if you keep going and keep growing.
Your struggle is a part of your story
your struggle made you the person you are today.
Your struggle is your life
Your struggle is your gift.
See, many people look at struggle like it's a bad thing
Your struggle will be the gift that the world falls in love with.
Nobody wants to hear the story of the man that was given everything
people want to hear the stories of men and women that endure pain
and turned their struggles into a gift.
Do you want people just to feel sorry for you?
or do you want people to look up to you?
do you want to be a lesson?
because lessons are born in the belly of struggle
Fear is only a fictional movie
but reality is a struggle.
Reality is the struggle
to take the struggle and change your reality.
Because the whole time you were thinking that your struggle was holding you back
it was really giving you the tools to become one of the greatest.
No more second guessing
No more blaming others for the problems you have in your life.
It's a new day
This is my one-way ticket
to my dreams.
is your gift.
And I believe collectively as a group
we're gonna kick the competition's butt
because we understand how important, it is to think, execute, and dominate.
Suck it up
Suck it up
people wanna have success, people wanna make a lot of money
but they want it to be easy without any challenges.
Do you think it was easy for me to become one of the top 450 basketball players
in the world that you never heard of?
The only way I made it to the NBA was I
was fundamentally sound, I was mentally tough and I never quit.
And even when I wanted to quit I have people in my life that would make sure I didn't quit.
I hired and set up the top ten motivational speakers
watched all their videos and I watched them one by one
because I understand that if I pay attention to what the best are doing
I could be the best too
I watched game film on Michael Jordan
no matter how much I watch, I can't do what Michael Jordan can do
I was watching Magic Johnson I can't do what Magic Johnson would do
but I sat there in hand with videos
I watched Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins
my hot wife was scared, I was scared
I called her to my office and I said what a husband say
I said “babe, we gonna be okay”
Everyone wants a check and our account was draining
I said “babe, we gonna be ok”
let's start a motivational speaker business.
I go to Jerry Sloan and I say “Jerry, I'm trying to make your team
but since we don't scrimmage I feel like I can't show you what I can do”
Go to corral, hear me clearly, listen to his answer
and it will unlock some mysteries
as to how you become the best in the world at what you do over a long period of time.
Jerry, I'm trying to make your team
but I feel like I can't show you what I can do
he says “Walter, I already know what you can do
but if you wanna make my team!
I suggest you listen
follow directions and execute”
What I didn't realize even though we didn't scrimmaging practice through our practice
we did drills and he created what I call habits and rituals
every single day practice was the same
every single day we drilled on fundamentals
every single day we worked on habits and rituals.
So even though my mind was floating, even though I was selfish and self-centered
he was conditioning me into the culture through practice of habits and rituals.
the reason why I tripled my NBA income in three years?
is because of habits and rituals.
Next year if your name didn't get called to come across the stage
I'm here to tell you they will call your name next year
if you go back home and execute habits and rituals.
I wanted to scrimmage for me
but Jerry Sloan was getting me ready to play for the Utah Jazz
so every day it was about habits and rituals.
Having hot food is about habits and rituals
great customer service is about habits and rituals
being the best in the world at what you do
being a pro, is all about habits and rituals.
Let me tell you something, I learned a very valuable lesson
when I played for the Utah Jazz, I had a point guard on my team
who's arguably the best point guard in the history of the NBA
his name is John Stockton.
John Stockton would go to a chiropractor four times a day on game day.
You know what I said to myself?
I'm not doing that, it doesn't take all that.
John Stockton played 19 years in the NBA, I played three.
You would have thought I'd have been smart enough to watch a hall-of-famer
and just shut my mouth, hop in the car and go with them.
No, my mind said nah it doesn't take all that, I would tease him
man, John Stockton are you OCD or something?
Why are you going to a chiropractor four times a day?
He swore by his chiropractor
that man played point guard in the NBA until he was 40 years old
and he didn't retire because he got slow
he retired because he refused to wear baggy shorts
he loved his daisy dukes.
Every day on game day, John would go to a chiropractor four times a day
and in my immature basketball mind
I would say nah it doesn't take all that
I don't need to do all that
I'm an award winning motivational speaker
because now I pay attention to details.
Another peak performers truth
You mean you just go sit there and let the enemy take your stuff
you don't recognize you're in a fight.
See, because most church people don't know that they're in a fight
they've been saved but their mentality is so kernel
that they just think stuff happens.
Nothing just happens, everything came from somewhere
everything had a genesis, everything had a beginning
It didn't just happen
that thing was set against you
It was set against you
I don't care what the doctor says, what the nurse says
what the bookkeeper says, accountant, I don't
care what you read in the Wall Street Journal about the economy,
the Devil is a liar.
That thing was sent
and you sitting up here with your dressed up self acting like
well, whatever happens happens. The Devil is a liar.
The Devil is a liar.
You have accepted some things as normal and adjusted your way of life to
accommodate something that was never meant to be. You mean you just gonna sit
there and let the enemy take your stuff
take your life, take your family
take your son, take your daughter, take your grandkids
you just gonna lay back and let him have your job,
have your influence, have your business
you just gonna hand it over without a fight?
You not gonna fight or nothing? You not gonna do spiritual warfare
you not gonna fight in the spirit, you're not gonna go into the-
you just gonna let him have your territory? You better fight for your
territory. I don't care what it is, your legs, your arms, your toes,
your kids, your finances,
I don't care what it is you gotta fight for your territory.
You have to fight to keep your eyesight,
you have to fight to keep your energy
you have to fight to keep your movement
I mean you have to fight for stuff that you used to take for granted.
My God, do you hear what I'm saying to you?
I said I will fight.
Don't you think for one minute that I won't fight.
Don't you think I won't fight just cause I'm twelve don't mean I won't fight.
David was a boy when he killed Goliath.
Don't let the fat fool you, I’m fat, but I'll fight
I'm gray headed but I'll fight. I'm a woman but I'll fight.
I’m an old man, but I’ll fight you right now
Oh my God, I mean, I'll fight you right now.
Success is growth
if you go a couple days without feeling like you've changed something
if you've gone a couple days feeling like
you're kind of the same as you were yesterday
then you get disgusted and you get frustrated
like a man who hasn't had a meal.
You get frustrated
and you desire that growth
So, why haven't I grown today?
why didn't I grow yesterday?
what kept me back?
did I go back into some sort of comfortable pattern?
when you're in the gym, don't count your reps
just push until it hurts and once it hurts then start counting your reps.
That's why when they ask Muhammad Ali how many push-ups he does
he said “I don't know"
"I only start counting when it hurts”
So that's how we grow
that's how we succeed
as we push and push and push and go
and once it starts hurting, once the resistance starts coming
that's when we start counting
that's when we start to matter.
So don't dodge the fear, don't dodge the pain, don't dodge the resistance
don't dodge the attack that is coming against you
Look at it with opportunity
look at it as an opportunity.
To find victory
victory is found in struggle.
The struggle is not to be avoided, the struggle is to be confronted.
The struggle is to be welcomed with joy
that you finally have an opportunity to show God
to show the world
that you're ready for this fight
that you know you got your eyes on the prize
you know what your goal is you know what your dream is
and you're gonna demonstrate to God
to the world
that ain’t no amount of struggle
ain't no high of an obstacle
ain’t no strong army of hate and doubt
gonna get in your way
from this victory that is destined for your life.
for this victory that is destined by you accomplishing your dream
you will accomplish your dream
because your dream is never gonna give up on you
it will stay with you.
So, army of doubters
army of haters
army of all those who said I never could
army of that voice inside of me that's tried to kept me down
army of that voice inside of me that's tried to keep me down.
All of you will be slain one by one because the victory
What the enemy shouts is weakness
is actually your weapon
the truth is you have no weaknesses
just strength that you haven't discovered yet
now the world will attempt to label you, categorize you and box you in
to a belief system that keeps you from being you
the enemy wants you to fall in line
with the rest of the sheep he's already mastered
and send you all to the slaughter
where beautiful dreams are castrated
and beheaded on the chopping block of imitation
the only way to survive and thrive is to be yourself at the highest level
you must create, perform and build your success on a foundational belief
that what God put in you is enough
truth is the new black
the couture for greatness, and you are enough
Staying true to yourself
keeping it real, being authentic
has more power to change the world
than all the leaders and politicians combined
see that's the secret, they hope that you don't find that out.
Lies, the market already has enough of those poor little sheep
What the world seeks is exactly what you have to offer.
The more deeply you create from the inner depths of your true identity
the more successful will stalk you.
Set yourself on fire, and they will come from miles to see you burn
your smoke will be like catnip to the masses.
They will flock to you
they will submit to your lead in massive numbers
there’s nothing more sexy, more seductive than a person comfortable in their own skin.
That's the place
that you have to create from to be successful.
You gotta be willing to get on the world stage
to strip down until you're emotionally naked
completely exposed and dance with originality.
Paint, draw, sing, design, produce
from that space, that's the place, the factory, the holy land
that has produced all the greatness
the world has been so honored to experience.
so I'm here to tell you right now that you are enough
that's the secret, truth is the new black.
I've enjoyed convincing you that you're nothing, you're never gonna be nothing
you came from nothing, and you'll never get out.
You'll never be loved, you'll never be happy
you'll never be blessed, you'll never be free
You'll never get yourself together, you will never be nothing.
I've enjoyed attacking you
As long as you still over there and this day's over here
everything will be all right
but the moment you try to break away from where you came from
and take over new territory, that's when all hell breaks loose in your life.
What you fighting didn't start with you
go back in your family, that devil has been in that territory for a long time
he doesn't want to leave the region.
That Devil isn’t interested in you
he's interested in your territory
he's interested in your region, he's after your turf, he's after your stuff
There's something that you have that he wants, and he doesn't care about you
he says I could use her, I could use a pig, I can use a goat, I can use a dog,
I can use her sister, I can use his brother, I can use somebody close to them
It sounds like somebody else in here has had some lying voices
whispering in your ear, telling you what you can't do
what you can’t be and what you can’t have
and if you don't do it with me, it can't be done.
The Devil is a liar.
You need to abort every voice that said
you can't do it, you can’t have it, you can’t be it
you will never get up, you will never survive
the Devil is a liar.
Abort that thing, push it out!
or it ain't gonna be no Holyfield fight dancing around,
oh no, I'm gonna bite you, I'm gonna kick you in your hide,
I’ll fight like a wild animal
I didn't come this far to let you take my stuff.
You have accepted some things as normal
and adjusted your way of life to accommodate something
that was never meant to be
if you don't possess what's yours
the enemy will possess your land.
See when you start running from one thing
you gonna keep running from everything
that's why you need to stop running and face whatever you gotta face
and deal with whatever you got to deal with
because if you run from Pharaoh, you're going to run from the serpent,
you're going to run from love, you're going to run from life,
you're going to run from responsibility, you're going to run, run, run, run, run, run.
When are you gonna stop running?
This is the marching legion of enemies
that are coming to get you to bring you down!
You think I'm a roll over and play dead
while you take over my stuff? The Devil is a liar.
I will fight you, I don't mean no fancy fight,
I mean I'll crawl and kick and scratch and bite your nose
I'll fight you
and he got through messing with your Daddy now he's gonna mess with you,
when he got through messing up your sister now he's after you
but I came to serve notice on the Devil today,
it stops right here, I’m going to fight for the territory.
Somebody who's in a fight dip down and praise right now and as long
as you were a spectator the Devil was alright with that
but the moment you start raising your head
and worshipping God, all hell breaks loose.
Do you hear what I’m saying?
Do you hear what I’m saying to you?
You gotta hear this
Don't give your territory
over to the enemy.
Now in order to have territory, you have to have ownership
and the problem with you is that you might own territory that you don't even realize
that God has given you certain things up under your auspices, up under your authority
that you've got to be prepared to fight for
Are y'all hearing what I'm saying
and you're waiting and waiting and you're waiting and you're waiting, tired.
Does anybody know what it's like to be tired?
Trying to hold your head up
but you’re tired, trying to be tough
but you’re tired
And one by one by one by one by one by one by one by one by one
they all went to sleep
not just the foolish
I don’t care how smart you are, you still get tired
I don’t care how committed you are, you still get tired
I don’t care how focused you are, you still get tired
Is there anybody here that can talk to me about tired?
I don't mean the kind of tired you get at night
I mean the kind of tired where you wake up tired
go to work tired, eat your lunch tired, answer the phone tired, smiling tired
may I help you, grinning at people, praise the Lord,
and tired and nobody knows that you are tired.
Some of you don't understand why you are so tired right now
but you don't realize you're just counting your workload from what is happening right now
but you have to remember that the oil started burning when you started hoping
it didn't just start when you started doing
it started when you started believing.
Something is about to happen in my life, I'm going to get up
I'm going to go forward, I'm going to get out of there
and all of a sudden the oil is burning, you have to burn some oil to be able to wait.
The Bible says they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount upon wings like eagles, they shall run
and not be weary, they shall walk and not fade.
You have to be tough to wait
you have to be tough to work all day and go to school at night
you have to be tough to take two part-time jobs
and put them together and try to make it be
Oh y'all don't understand what I'm talking about
you have to be tough to start a service in a storefront
with two members and the bills are higher
then you've got. You have to be tough.
Is there anybody in here that's going through a tough time in your life
and you were waiting on a breakthrough to occur in your life
Yeah, yeah same place
They all were waiting, they all went to sleep
you couldn't tell who was wise and who was foolish until the cry was made.
The thing you've been waiting on is coming
how you react to challenges tells whether you are wise or foolish.
And you will never
completely be healed or whole
until you change the voice inside of your own head.