The Dallas bishop believes the best way to celebrate success is to learn from previous failures and pain
Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House Church in Dallas knows about struggle, pain and suffering. As a young child, he watched his father suffer through chronic illness and as a result, led a childhood that was fairly self-sustaining. He learned through this experience and other life experiences that often the people who are the most successful are the ones who have been the most broken.
As a teenager, Jakes often turned to his faith to cope with problems at home. He says he would sneak his Bible into his science book to read it, and his fascination with the Bible earned him the nickname “Bible Boy” at school. At 19, he delivered his first sermon, and a decade later, he became a full-time preacher.
Now the Potter’s House has more than 30,000 members, Jakes has written more than 40 books (including several New York Times best-sellers), his projects have earned him a Grammy Award and a Quill Award, and he has received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award by the Congress of Racial Equality.
And perhaps it wouldn’t have been possible without the struggles he overcame as a child.
“Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It’s a mentality. It’s thinking of something, and in order to think of something, you have to always believe that you have something inside.”
-T.D. Jakes tells SUCCESS in the July 2017 issue
Also Inside This Issue
SUCCESS magazine’s July issue centers on the theme of belief. From tips on how to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve more to advice on how to become a more trustworthy person, this issue will light a spark inside of you to pursue and achieve more. SUCCESS is also thrilled to announce personal-development trainer Brendon Burchard-a high-performance coach, author, and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal-development names in history-has joined the magazine as a contributing editor.
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- The Challenge: Our writer takes on a challenge most would deem impossible in this day and age: avoiding the news for one whole month. He attempts to find out whether avoiding the 24-hour news cycle will bring him peace of mind.
- How to Start Your Mornings Right: Monthly SUCCESS columnist Emma Johnson shares her tried-and-true tips for starting your mornings off right. From doing 50 pushups within 10 minutes of waking up to drinking a liter of water first thing, you won’t want to miss out on these secrets.
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