Ben Carson-Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Posted: May 9, 2010 in Chick-fil-A Leadercast, Leadership
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Ben Carson

Neurosurgeon and Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Nothing beats getting people out of pain.
  • Disclaimer: I might offend some of you today, if I do, too bad.

I don’t believe in political correctness, I believe it is a very destructive force in our culture today.

  • I think it is far more important to be learning how to be civil with people with whom you disagree.
  • Grew up poor, but his mother never developed victim’s mentality.
  • Mother was only one who believed in him when he was young and not doing well in school.
  • I had poor grades so my mom came up with a solution: Turn off TV, read two books a week and turn in book reports to her, even though she couldn’t read them.
  • Did what his mom said for him to do, back then that is what you did, no questions asked.
  • While he grew up poor, his mother worked 3 jobs to stay off welfare, she never saw anyone go on it and come off it, she  didn’t want that for her kids, wanted to show them a different way.

If no one accepts your excuses, then you stop using them, start finding solutions.

  • Due his mother’s guidance in the  space of 1.5 years he went from bottom of class to top of class.
  • I had the same brain in 5th grade when doing horribly as I did in 7th grade at top of class, just had different perspective of it, thought of himself differently due to his mother’s influence.
  • She recalibrated his mind.

What could you do if you really put your mind to something?

  • Can we be first pinnacle nation to learn from others and turn around our downward spiral? I believes we can!
  • Our founding fathers were men of great faith but we seem to want to run from that now in our government.
  • We are truly different from other nations that fell,  our foundation of faith differentiates us from the other nations that have fallen.
  • PEERS=people who encourage errors, rudeness & stupidity.
  • His peers got him off track for a short period of time and he fell backwards academically and other wise. His mother stayed at it with him and he eventually turned it around achieving great academically which eventually led to where he is today.

No knowledge is irrelevant you never know what doors it will open to you!

  • You must start thinking outside of the box, if keep you doing like everyone else has done nothing will change and improve.

What is success?
What does success look it like?

Success is using talent God has given you to elevate other people!

We need to be reminded that it is OK to live by godly principles!


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