Keep the Ego in check
Hey guys, it's Gerry. Everything's getting sound checked and perpared for a 4-5000 people who will be here tomorrow. I'm on right before Tony Robbins, I'm really excited about that. I got to fly in and sit in the front of the plane, I get to stay at a great hotel right across the street, I'll have thousands of people screaming my name and buying my product. You know what the danger is in all that? That it goes to your head. Keep a check on the ego. I've heard so many times, seen so many times, when an author gets a little bit of success, sees their picture on a book cover, and all of a sudden they start making demands and drinking their own koolaid, and thinking that they're all that. Don't do that. Keep your feet well grounded. Make sure you've got accountability to people around. Make sure you're still the same person now. Listen, once you've got lots of money, it's just isn't a reflection of who you are. Work on the ego, keep it in check. Keep in mind that you're no different, no better than anybody else. Get control of your ego, no matter what.
Seeing these horses remind me of the need to be connected to the past. It's good to remember where you've come from. If you've had good success in life, always remember where you came from. Because if you forget your past, you forget where you came from. Don't ever let that happen to you.
I'm so grateful for the life I now have. But I want to tell you something, you don't have to just be grateful when you get opportunities to do things like this. There is lots to be grateful for, no matter who you are, no matter what you've done, no matter where you are, there's opportunities for you to be thankful for the life you now have. Think about all the things you are grateful for today. Let that fill your mind and enjoy your day, man, enjoy your day, but keep aiming high, keep aiming high, man.
You gotta have a good attitude, and a good attitude says this, "When it gets really tough for everybody else, it gets just about perfect for me."