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224 pages, Paperback
First published February 10, 1992
"No knowledge is ever wasted.”It immensely helps you become the best version of yourself for whatever job you are doing. Ben Carson's life story will definitely motivate you in the best way possible. This is a must-read book if you are a healthcare professional or want to become one in the future.
"It's my belief that God gives us all gifts, special abilities that we have the privilege of developing to help us serve Him and humanity."Ben Carson shares his life story, starting from when he was eight years old and the events and people that played a major role in forming who he was and his beliefs. One of his biggest influences was from his mother, who always encouraged him to be the best he could be, that it didn't matter what color he was or any body else---it's who you are on the inside that matters. His mother had only received a third grade education, however, she was a hard worker and encouraged Ben and his older brother to do well in school, having them read two books every week and were only allowed to watch three television shows a week.
"God has an overall plan for people's lives and the details get worked out along the way, even though we usually have no idea what's going on."I also love his "THINK BIG" principles and his desire to share his message with people, especially youth (i.e., Talent, Time, Hope, Honesty, Insight, Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and God). He says, "To THINK BIG and use our talents doesn't mean we won't have difficulties along the way. We will---we all do. How we view those problems determines how we end up. If we choose to see the obstacles in our path as barriers, we stop trying ... however, if we choose to see the obstacles as hurdles, we can leap over them. Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward. Whatever direction we choose, if we can realize that every hurdle we jump strengthens and prepares us for the next one, we're already on the way to success."