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'Miss Philips you were wrong'

30 Jun 2016 at 08:55hrs | Views

There are some who are scared to step out of their nests and step-into their greatness because they believe the voices of their critics who told them that they will never amount to anything. There is a man who was told that he would never amount to anything by his teacher named Miss Phillips. Miss Phillips was wrong, the man later rose up to become one of the greatest public speakers, author and businessman that ever lived. He later wrote an international bestseller entitled, 'Miss Philips You Were Wrong.

 As a child, Peter J. Daniels at school struggled to read and write. His teacher Miss Phillips told him "…you'll never amount to anything!" At 28 he enrolled in a class of 14 and 15 year olds to learn and was laughed at for his lack of comprehension. He would try and read words in the dictionary getting a friend to tell him what the word was, and then ask a second to make sure the first wasn't lying. Despite failing every very grade at school, being regarded as worthless by Miss Phillips, enduring mockery from the younger scholars and failing in business three times, Peter J. Daniels through prayer and unstoppable determination finally established the largest real estate business in Australia.

 Today he's a billionaire, an author of several books including the best seller entitled 'Miss Phillips, You Were Wrong', He is one of the greatest motivational speakers of our generation, often referred to as an international business statesman. He has received many honours from universities, theological colleges, governments, businesses and humanitarian organisations around the world. Miss Phillips was wrong.

Have we resigned from pursing our dreams because of Miss Philips? Are we failing or hesitating to walk out of our nests because of the discouraging voices of our critics? One of the leading reasons why some amongst us haven't stepped out of their nest and stepped into our purposes is because we have believed what we were told by our Miss Phillips over the years. Step out of your nest at once like a duck, your Miss Phillips is definitely wrong.

(An extract from Gwizi's motivational book (Duck-tility: Strategies Of Being Highly Effective)

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Source - Mthokozisi Gwizi
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