This monster of business, is known as the Oracle of Omaha, legendary for his business and investment acumen. Chairman and CEO of the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway-owner of Dairy Queen, Gelco, Fruit of the Loom and Duracell, among other companies- this- gentleman was worth 87 billion as of November 2019, making him the third richest person on the face of this planet. At 89, he is also one of the most magnanimous, having pledged to give 99% of his fortune to philanthropies. However, even an Oracle can use advice now and then, and in a 2010 interview, Buffett-shared what he called the wisest counsel he’s ever receive.

It came from Berkshire board member Thomas Murphy, and it all boil down to exercising restraint and a measure of humility. As Murphy put it, Buffett recalled: “You can tell a guy to go to hell at any time-you don’t give up the right. So just keep your mouth shut today, and see if you feel the same way tomorrow.”


The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell is one of the most respected figures in public life. In a 35-year army career, he rose to the ranks of a four-star general and served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; later, he also Served Secretary of State under President George W Bush. In his 2012 book, that is titled, It Worked for Me, Powell, who is now 82, outlined 13 rules for successful leadership.

  1.  Get mad, then get over it.
  2.  It ain’t as bad as you think! it will look better in the morning.
  3.  Avoid tying your ego to your job, or your position.
  4.  It can be done!
  5.  Be careful what you choose, you just may get it.
  6.  Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
  7.  You can’t make someone else’s choices. You shouldn’t let someone else make yours.
  8.  Check small things.
  9.  Share the credit.
  10.  Have a vision. Be demanding.
  11.  Remain calm, be kind.
  12.  Don’t take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
  13.  Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.


For Better or For Worse, this tech giant, industrial designer, and the Apple co-founder profoundly influenced the way we all live by pioneering the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 80s. Jobs (1955-2011) showed early genius for electronics however, struggled in school because of a rebellious disposition. After dropping out of Reed College, he became a very close friend with fellow computer wiz Steve Wozniak and work for Atari, designing video games.

After Wozniak designed and build the apple 1 computer, he and jobs starter there iconic company. The years to follow brought the spectacularly successful Macintosh, laser printers and a succession of “I” devices and apps. That is worth an estimated $7 billion at his death, Jobs shared with biographer Walter Isaacson a belief in serving something larger than oneself. “We are always talking about following our passion, but we are all part of the flow of history,” he said. You’ve got to put something back into the flow of history that will help your community, help other people… so that 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will say that this person didn’t just have a passion; he actually cared about making something that other people could benefit from.”


Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on chimpanzees, Goodall who is 85, has spent more than half-a-century studying them in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National park. Her love for the primates blossomed as a child, when her father gave her a stuffed chimp that she name Jubilee. Goodall’s mother, meanwhile always inspired her to dream big and to persist. “When I was about 10 years old and dreaming of going to Africa, living with all the animals and writing books about them, everyone laughed at me,” she recalled.

“World War II was raging across Europe. My family had absolutely no money and couldn’t even afford a bicycle for me. Africa was far away and full of many dangerous animals, and, most damning of all, I was a mere girl. Only the boys could expect to do these kind of things. But my mother said, ‘if you really want something and you work hard and you take advantage of opportunities-and you never, ever give up-you will find a way.’ The opportunity’s was a letter from a friend inviting me to Kenya. The hard work was waitressing at a hotel so I could earn money for the trip-and spinning hours reading books about Africa and the animals, so I was ready when Dr Louis Leakey offer me the opportunity to study chimpanzees.”


Rendered blind and deaf from childhood illness, she was one of America’s most inspiration figures. Thanks to her unwavering devoted teacher Annie Sullivan whom lessons formed the basis of the play and film The Miracle Worker, Keller (1880 1968) became the very first death-blind person to earn a bachelor’s degree from Harvard Radcliffe College. This wonderful woman wrote several books and gained International fame as a lecturer and humanitarian. In 1964 Lyndon B Johnson awarded this beautiful lady the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Despite her disabilities, Keller counseled positivity. “Resolve to always keep happy,” she said, “and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against all difficulties. And difficulties, she acknowledged, are inevitable. “Only through experience of trial and suffering can the Soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.


Angelou (1928-2014) was a towering figure in America letters, as a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and a memoirist, most famously for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which was a 1969 account of her harrowing youth (this wonderful woman was raped by her mother’s boyfriend at the tender age of 8, which so traumatized her that she went five years without speaking a single word) Also an actor, singer and dancer, Angelou became a civil rights activist in the 60s and shot to International fame with the publication of Caged Bird. Into her 80s, Angelou’s commanding, melodious voice helped make her a fixture on the lecture circuit.

And at presidential inaugurations where she read poems for President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama. It was, in sum, an incredible life, with so many twists and turns. Her guiding principle was to make one’s own path, a philosophy Katie Couric quoted in her book The Best Advice I Ever Got. “My paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson, gave me advice that I have used for some 65 years, Angelou told her. “She said, if this world puts you on a road that you do not like, if you look ahead and do not want that destination which is being offered and you look behind and you do not want to return to your place of departure, step off the road. Build yourself a new pack.”

My friends, there is absolutely nothing that is impossible, the world itself says I am possible. Go ahead my friends, put your head into the lion’s mouth, if the performance is to be a success. A lot of people are afraid to go after what they truly want, and this my friends, is why they don’t get what they want. Always, my friends believe in yourself, believe in your dreams, and never let those who refuse to believe in their selves stop you from accomplishing your goals.

May Prosperity be always with you.

Humbly yours, Paul Earl.

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18 thoughts on “SECRETS OF SUCCESS

  1. I am a big fan of all of these people.

    From Warren, Steve, Helen since a child I read all books about Helen Keller and it was so fascinating and interesting how she overcame all of her obstacles.

    I wish the list was a little bit bigger so I can read more about these people?

    Do you a blog of authors that would be nice to read? 

    1. Good evening Michael, thank you for visiting weight lifting for a beautiful world. I feel the same way that you do, these are all some of my heroes, this is why I wrote this article. There’s so much that we can learn from what they have done and what they have went through. And yes, I will be writing more articles concerning other great woman and men. Once again, thank you for visiting us, and if it’s anything at all that we can do for you please reach out to us. May Prosperity be always with you humbly yours, Paul Earl.

  2. Achieving success in what area of endeavour is the may goal for everyone as almost everyone has their eyes set of the results and fruits of wshteber they are into but the most important thing to know who to make that success.

    Men an woman like the ones above are the source of an unlimited bank of knoeledge but what are still confused on is what do they have in common?

    1. Good evening David Nelson, thank you for visiting us here at weight lifting for a beautiful world. My dear friend, everyone’s idea of success can be different however, the interesting thing about these outstanding business people that I have wrote about is, their vision, their determination, their refusal to give up or to settle. Their desire for greatness, I think this is the main focus that I attempted to bring to light, and I do believe my friend I have answered your question. Once again, thank you for visiting us and as always if it’s anything that we can do for you please reach out to us. May you have a blessed beautiful weekend. And may Prosperity be always with you. Humbly yours Paul Earl.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful article with us.Health is very important for managing our life in the right way.Because if the health is good we can do any job very well and achieve success.And if health is not good then no work can be done and no work can be done, so the first key to improvement in life is to have good health.So I think your article will help keep the body healthy and help you to be healthy.I will share your article with my family and friends and they will share new experiences with you.

    1. Good evening Shariful Islam, my dear friend the article that you are supposed to be commenting about is secrets of success. Yes, I write a lot of articles concerning good health, and everything that you have stated is very true however, some sort of way your comment came to this article which I find humorous in a good way however, I thank you so much for your comments and I can only hope that you would take the time and read this article. May you have a most wonderful blessed weekend my dear friend. 

  4. Your Guide is full of Motivation. Now I know the secret of success. Now It’s my time for success. Now I know everything is possible if we have faith, dedication and commitment towards our goals. I see Impossible says. I am possible. Now we have to make it possible. Thanks for your positive motivation. Keep it up.

    1. Good evening Bai Asha, we thank you for visiting us here at weightlifting for Beautiful World, and I thank you so very much for your kind words. With all of my heart spirit and mind.  All I want to do, I should say all that my team and I want to do is to help people to live a long healthy quality life and to have Financial well-being. To be successful, in what they are doing and to never give up hope no matter what. We thank you once again for visiting us and if it’s anything at all that we can ever do for you by all means please reach out to us. May you be always healthy, and may Prosperity be always with you. Humbly yours, Paul Earl.

  5. What an inspiring article and yes it shows that if you never give up, something good will come out of it. Isn’t it a pity that there are so many people that are afraid of going after what they really like to do? You would ask yourself what are they afraid of? Failure? Shame? Or something else?

    I myself will always go for the things I want and are reasonably possible to achieve. Why not? Life is too short to be afraid of achieving what you really want.

    1. Good evening Jerry, you are a man after my own heart, my beliefs are the same as yours. I wrote an article not too long ago that is titled failure has value, if you have the opportunity please read it I think you will love it. I have seen so many people throughout my life that were within inches of succeeding in what they wanted to do, and because of fear they stopped their selves in their own tracks. To only be a slave of the system because, if you will not pursue your own dreams you will indeed pursue someone else’s. Thank you so very much for visiting us here at weight lifting for a beautiful world, and my friend, if it’s anything that at all that we can do for you, do not hesitate to reach out to us. May Prosperity be always with you humbly yours, Paul Earl.

  6. Many thanks for sharing such an informative article. From this I’ve learned about the ways that are needed to follow for a successful life. You have described the life story of successful people of the world in brief. I especially found the 13 rules of leadership helpful for me. You gave importance to have faith in oneself which is immensely important for everyone. I would like to share your article on my social media so that many people will be able to know about the secrets of leading a successful life and share their experience with you very soon.

    1. Good evening Arzu Hosn, thank you so very much for a visit us here at weight lifting for a beautiful world. And thank you so very much for your very kind words, when we receive comments of this nature it brings happiness to our hearts. Because, it lets us know we are doing our jobs, and by all means share share share, with anyone that you want. And I am so happy that you truly understand the value of this information that these great people have given to us. If it’s anything that we can ever do for you please reach out to us. May Prosperity be always with you, bringing you much happiness. Humbly yours, Paul Earl.

  7. This is an Excellent post, Paul. So readable and engaging. I got caught with Jane Goodall and her passion for Chimpanzees. Even as an adult I would laugh too. However, I do advise everyone to follow their passion and that their passion should as well help them put food on their table. This will save them from some emotional torture and conflicts from their loved ones.

    1. Good evening akon, we thank you for visiting us here at weight lifting for a beautiful world, and we truly thank you for your kind words. Yes indeed Jane Goodall is one of my heroes, all of these great people had a few things in common, and that is passion, persistence, the will to never give up, the desires to help others. And I sincerely believe that these qualities would help all of us to succeed in attaining our dreams and to help Humanity be better. Once again thank you for visiting us, and if it’s anything at all that we can do for you please do not hesitate to contact us. May prosperity and happiness be always with you, humbly yours Paul Earl.

  8. This is a compilation of some of the most successful and brave people, I think Netflix should consider making stories about them, unlike the more infamous people whose stories are popular.

    It would be inspiring to watch them and even to see how their life unfolded. Which one among these inspired you a lot, to me it has to be Helen Keller.

    Some of them do already have books written on them and I have read a couple, it would be nice if you could recommend some good autobiography’s written.

    1. Good evening Shrey, thank you so very much for visiting us here at weightlifting for Beautiful World, and thank you for your kind words. This is what we wanted to present to our readers, and I do agree with you as far as Netflix is concern.  The answer to your question, Helen Keller and Jane Goodall, I absolutely ardor these two great ladies. They have proven Beyond A Reasonable Doubt all things are possible. However, we must believe in ourselves, we must believe in what we are doing. We must have a burning desire, and passion and the refusal to ever give up. Once again we thank you so very much for visiting us and if it’s ever anything at all that we can do for you, please reach out to us. May prosperity and happiness be always with you, humbly yours, Paul Earl.

    1. Good evening my sister Heidi, it is always good to see you. Yes indeed, these people are powerful, they have so much to offer us. And the few things that they all had in common was believing in their selves, believing in what they were doing, and having the refusal to give up no matter what. These are the keys to acquiring success and if you add having the burning desire and passion with persistence you have all the major players in your corner. Every story that I have ever read about people that have become powerful that have become extremely successful share these same qualities. Once again I thank you Heidi for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world, and as always, if it’s anything, anything at all that my team and I can do for you, by all means please reach out to us. May you be always in good health, and may happiness and prosperity be always with you. Humbly yours Paul Earl.

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