“Never Give Up” – The Shortest Speech You’ve Never Heard Yet It Can Change Your Life

There was one speech that many people these days never knew about. It was so short many said it wasn’t true. But for those who believed it was true, yes the speech was short and yes it changed a lot of people’s lives.

This is not the 246-word speech of Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address in 1963. It’s not the 135-word 2nd inaugural speech of George Washington either although both speeches went into history books for their worthy messages.

It’s not also the million dollar speech by Donald Trump nor the excellent speech of Steve Jobs at Stanford University in 2005.

“One man almost committed suicide but he chose to Never Give Up. He completely turned is life around and helped millions of people. See my post on Og Mandino”

This speech changed the mindset of nations and consequently changed the course of history of the world. Yes it inspired people to be strong and fight and go to war for the reward of peace and prosperity in the future. Yet it was so short, the speaker said less than 10 words and he was done!

No it’s not one of those awards speeches that surprised the audience because the awardee said ” Thank you so much, I got to go” nor the poetic ones like ” I shall be so brief that I am done” type.

When you are trying to achieve something and it seems so elusive. When you think you’ve given everything but it just seems impossible to reach your dream. When you think the world is against you, and no one seems to be by your side. When even your inner self is telling you can’t do it, when your body is screaming from pain and exhaustion…




-Winston Churchill

Yes, those nine words are what we need when obstacles stand in the way to our goals. When all the elements of the earth seem to unite and bring us down… NEVER GIVE UP.

I got so captivated by this speech that I immediately printed and posted it in my room during the college days, it was so powerful it helped me to persist in many challenges, including my last 50 Miler Ultramarathon. The problem I have is that I couldn’t get a hold of the original recording of that speech, and the whole world-wide web seems to be pointing to Churchill’s speech in October 29, 1941 to the boys at Harrow School.

Nevertheless, during those tough times, those times when you have to make a decision. Decisions that can make or break your future and destiny, you only have to remember those 3 words and repeat 3 times.


Here’s a transcript and the recording of the closest thing to the speech above, it is equally short and life changing as well.

Never give in, never give in, never! neve! never! in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy

Now how to never give up and succeed???

Read the blog:  Never Give Up, It’s Not Over Until I Win

There’s  a speech about never giving up that strikes the heart like no other. It came from a man who was declared an educable mental retarded when he was young. One day a teacher told him…..click here to continue.

Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Donald Trump and many others have their own version of “Never Give Up” speech or message here


“How To Increase Your Own Salary?”

What if someone told you that there is a way to increase your salary?  Yes and without waiting for your current employer’s approval?

What if, there is a proven method, supported by concrete examples of famous and well respected personalities?

What would you do if this information can be made available to you right now? For Free?

Yes that’s true, just read on and we will get to the matter swiftly.

Who does not want to increase his/ her salary?

With the ever increasing prices of goods and services , commodities, basic needs, or in general the cost of living, who would decline a salary raise?

While the normal response is to accept if a salary raise is offered by an employer, there’s actually less number of people who asked how can he raise his/her own salary?

Well, for reaching this blog, you probably asked the question or something similar to it. Or you could also be searching for techniques or tips you can use to help others.

Now let me talk about a book that might just be the perfect “How To” book for the question ”How to increase your own salary?”

Published in 1953, a book written by a famous author Napoleon Hill, Author of “Think and Grow Rich”, the book is a detailed account of his interview with Andrew Carnegie, a very successful man and ultra rich in his time, he reigned in the manufacturing and marketing of steel and turned himself from a laborer to the greatest industrialist in his time.
The interview apparently happened around 1908 when Mr. Carnegie appointed Napoleon Hill to start a 20-Year long mission to organize the principles of success of 500 very successful men and organize them into a philosophy so that humanity, including those who are not yet born can benefit from.
I must admit, I have read hundreds of books about personal development but this book ranks right there at the top!
I don’t know about you but if I find myself with the opportunity to hear a famous author interview an ultra-successful industrialist, I would listen and give it my full attention.
Allow me to summarize a few points that I picked up myself from the interview

“How to raise your own salary?”
1) Develop a definite purpose
2) Have a clear mental picture of what you want
3) Utilize the “Mastermind” Principle
4) Develop an attractive personality
5) Employ applied faith
6) Go the extra mile
7) Master your emotions
8) Utilize human motives and discipline your self
9) Apply the golden rule
10) Cooperate with people
11) Learn from defeat
12) Budget your time and money
13) Make health a habit

Without any attempt to explain the above 13 points, I purposely have no intention to lengthen this blog with my own interpretation of the wonderful work that now await your utmost attention.
I hope the media is still available in youtube by the time you read this blog.
I hope you reap unlimited wealth and success by listening to the 10-Hour Audiobook “How to Raise Your Own Salary”.

Enjoy and let me know what you think?

The Secret Book From The Book “The Secret”

Six years into my own intellectual treasure hunt, I came across a 100 year old book that leave all the other success and self-help books in the dust!

The book that changed the life of Rhonda Byrne and eventually resulted to her writing of the book “The Secret” and the film “The Secret”.

This century old treasure arrived to her without searching for it, the secret book found its way to the author.

This secret book is more than 100 years old already and its already in the public domain. A lot of audiobook versions are available in Youtube. However there are only a few thousands who viewed it until now. This leads me to believe that to this point, the secret book is still relatively a secret to more than 7 billion human inhabitants of this planet.

Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret” book found its way to me mysteriously. One day I arrived in my office and found this beautiful red book on my desk. I turned a few pages and felt it was asking me to read it. Knowing the book is not mine, I asked all my colleagues in the office but no one knows who owns the book. The book stayed on my desk for several days until I got hooked and finished reading it. and read it again, and read it again.

“The Secret” really helped me change my life, physically, mentally and spiritually. It was sufficient enough to help me receive what I always wanted. A fantastic job, promotions, money, healthy body and fantastic relationships all arrived in ways I can’t explain. Simply Asked, Believed, and voila Received my hearts desires.

The book however made me ask a lot more questions that it triggered my own personal hunt for more resources, techniques, models and other signs that support the idea.

So I started my own intellectual treasure hunt. Seeking all possible sources, authors,books, biographies and the internet. Eventually I found a lot of books and authors and other sources along the way. But at this stage of my journey, one book, one author stands out from the rest.

Get rich first, philosophize later. the author explained.
“You don’t have to read another book” this author claims.
“Leave the competitive plain behind and move to the creative plain.”
“There’s enough riches more than you can ever imagine”
“Every man or woman who does this will certainly get rich, for the science herein applied is an exact science, and FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE.”

Wallace Wattles wrote the book in 1910 and called it “The Science of Getting Rich”.

Many called it “The SOGR”. The theory is that there is an exact science in getting rich.
It’s a science as exact as 2+2= 4 and scientifically proven laws of nature. There are men and women who got rich by unconsciously doing what this science stipulates and there are those who got rich by exactly knowing how to think and act in a Certain Way.

Chapter One talks about every individual’s right to be rich.

The points that really hit me in this chapter are the following;

“The object of life is development, therefore everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining. Therefore man’s right to life is his right to free and unrestricted use of all things that may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual and physical unfoldment, or in other words, his right to be rich.”

“To be content with less is sinful”

“There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich.”

“The man who does not desire to live more abundantly is not normal.”

“A man’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he love; love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The man who has nothing to give can not fill his place as a husband,as a father, as a citizen, or as a man.”

“You can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.”

Chapter Two is where the author explained in detail that there is a science in getting rich and that it is an exact science. And the people who think and act in a Certain Way, whether on purpose or accidentally, get rich.

The curious reader can also find the following gems among the golden array of knowledge the author wrote on ink.

“Any man or woman who learns to do things in this “Certain Way” will infallibly get rich.”

“Getting rich is not, primarily, a matter of environment.”

“It is not solely to the possession of talent, for many people who have great talent remain poor, while others who have got very little talent, get rich.”

“People who got rich are an average lot, in all respects, having no greater talent and abilities than other men.”

“Talented people get rich, blockheads get rich, intellectually brilliant people get rich, very stupid people get rich, very strong people get rich, and weak and sickly people get rich.”

“If anybody else in your town can get rich, SO CAN YOU.”

“No one is prevented from getting rich for lack of capital.”

“You may be the poorest man on the continent, and be deeply in debt; you may have neither friends, influence, nor resources; but if you begin to do things in this Certain Way, you must infallibly get rich. For like causes produce like effects.”

“One who has capital is already rich, and does not need to consider how so.”

Chapter 3 deals with the available opportunity for every one.

Opportunity is not monopolized, is the main message in this chapter.

The author showed great skill in identifying mature industries emerging industries that offer great opportunity. Having the privilege of being 100 years after he wrote “The Science Of Getting Rich”, today we can confirm the author’s knack of knowing that the electric rail road and the air transportation are huge essential industries of the future.

Wattles also emphasized important truths about opportunities.
The following are what really got me reading deep;

“At different periods, the tide of opportunity sets in different directions, according to the needs of the whole.”

“There is abundance of opportunity for the man who will go with the tide, instead of trying to swim against it.”

“Everything you see on earth is made from one original substance, out of which all things proceed”.

“The universe of forms has been made by Formless Living Substance, throwing itself into form in order to express itself more fully.”

“This resources of the formless supply are at the command of the man or woman who will act and think in a Certain Way.”

In Chapter 4 the Author starts explaining the principles of the science of getting rich.

I believe that the best way I can help the reader is not by explaining the principles here myself but by simply pointing to the direction where it already exist.

Here’s an audiobook version of the book. Happy listening. 🙂