14 Life Changing Lessons I learned in 9 minutes 57seconds

Have you ever come across something (a video, a letter, or a message) and it almost seemed like an accident, but it was exactly what you needed in that moment? I’ve been researching synchronicities and vibrational escrow for an upcoming workbook, and I want to share with you a little story.

The year 2008 was one of the worst years of my life. After experiencing a surge in success at my thriving company and purchasing my dream home, I was derailed by a surprise divorce and my oldest son receiving a devastating diagnosis. I had no way of understanding either of these events. Daily life was shattered like glass, and I felt hopeless. My vision for the future turned dark and disturbing.

I was completely lost and adrift with no direction, but I slowly started to put my life back together. One of the turning points was a Will Smith video I stumbled upon during a YouTube binge. My life began to pivot in 9 minutes 57 seconds as I watched this video again and again, sometimes 10 times a day. I watched it over and over until I could recite it word for word and now I live it… I made a comeback.

Here are the 14 Life Changing Lessons I learned in 9 minutes and 57 seconds:

  • I have a great time with my life and I want to share it
  • Greatness exists in all of us
  • It doesn’t matter where you are now
  • The separation of Skill vs. Talent
  • Ridiculous work ethic
  • Lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid
  • Do something to make the world a better place
  • Represent an idea
  • You must believe
  • Thoughts are real
  • Choices make you powerful
  • It takes obsessive focus
  • Overcome your fears
  • Don’t you ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something

It’s so true…

Over the last 8 years, Will’s secrets to success became my secrets to success. I highly recommend you watch the video and see what gems you find. 

About the Author

Mary Shores is a Speaker, Teacher & Developmental Powerhouse. Her book Conscious Communications is currently available for pre-sale on amazon and can show you how to manifest a life that you love. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, MaryShores.com or sign up for her weekly newsletter Fearless Ambition for her latest news and views.

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Comment by Kathy Custren on May 11, 2017 at 9:36am

Hi, Mary - thank you for offering your personal story and congratulations on your book that you mention is available for presale. However, we are unable to use your article as it is because it does not meet our submission guidelines

If you choose to amend your article in line with our standards, please message me and I would be happy to review once more. ~ Blessings! 

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