October 10, 2010

In just under 24 hous......

I was asked what made me decide to read DRIVEN.
Last Saturday while driving I caught an
interview with Gail Miller on the radio.
She said
 "Let me say right from the outset that, to me Larry was not
such an extraordinary person-at least, not in the beginning."
That was it.
How could he have been anything but
You cannot live in Salt Lake
and be unaware of the influence of this man.
The fact is....he was quite incredible, 
even as a child.
what made him GREAT was this
unrelenting drive, passion and intensity
at which he lived his life.

(This is what my good friend Larry taught me:)
  • The only stupid question is an unasked question.
  • Even more important than the will to win is the will to prepare to win.
  • You don't have to blow out the other person's candle to let your own shine.
  • Keep money in perspective.
  • Be patient
  • Life is a journey not a destination.
  • Play to your own strengths.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Learn not to confuse the elements of motion and progress. Progress always requires motion, but motion isn't always progress
  • There is no limit to what a person can accomplish is he doesn't care who gets the credit
  • Risk may cause failure, but success cannot come without it.
  • If you want extra ordinary results, put in extraordinary effort.
  • Let the fires burn all around you and fix one problem at a time.
The world is truly less wonderful without him.
I will never see the streets of our Salt Lake City the same again.