Do you answer ‘yes’ to these questions?

On radio this morning, Glenn delivered a passionate monologue about the men he most admires and the qualities they share. More often then not, Glenn looks up to people who have overcome adversity and battled through trial after trial. While bad things happen in life, the people who are able to pick up the pieces and use the experiences for good are the people who triumph.

“I was thinking over the holiday of writing a book about men I admire. I admire the men who have just trial after trial after trial in their life and become better and better men,” Glenn said. “Do the bad things in your life destroy you? Yes, for many people, they do. [When] bad things happen in your life, you make the choice: I cannot get out from underneath them, OR that is not going to define who I am.”

The way Glenn sees it the bad things that happen in life are what facilitate the good things that eventually follow.

“There is no success without failure. There is no success without pain. There is no success without making mistakes. I have made a ton of mistakes. I have had colossal failures in my life, but they don’t define me because inside of each of those mistakes and inside each of those failures is a valuable lesson,” Glenn explained. “Lessons I ignored a good portion of my life because I was too busy whining… I was too busy getting bitter… And getting bitter was not the lesson. Getting bitter only led to more trouble.”

Gauging success is different for everyone, and it is not always clear what makes one person more successful than another. But Glenn asked the following questions to his listeners this morning, and he told them to answer them honestly:

  • Do you think you have it bad?  

“I want you to answer this question honestly, right now, in your own head. Say it out loud, if you are in the car by yourself,” Glenn said. “Do you have it bad? If you answered yes, then I can guarantee: You do.  If you said, no, then, brother, you don’t.”

  • Do you think someone else deserves more than you do?  

“Answer it out loud. Do you think someone else deserves more than you do [because] then they do have ore than you,” Glenn reasoned. “I guess we should have asked: How do you define ‘more’? More money? More success? More happiness?  More fulfillment? What God are you worshipping? My God does not promise me success and riches. My God promises me happiness, peace, and fulfillment. That’s all I need. That’s all I want.”

  • Are you going to be successful?

“If you answer yes – you will be. If you answer, ‘Well, I don’t know a lot of things have to happen…’ Nope. If you answer, ‘Well I’ve got this one person on board…’ Nope. You won’t be successful. It’s about you. And it’s about perspective,” Glenn said. “There is always going to be somebody out there that is going to be prettier, more handsome, taller, not quite as fat. You will always look at someone and want their humor, their hair, their face, whatever it is… But have you ever considered somebody looks at you and says, ‘I wish I had…’ Most people don’t think that.”

While we all probably admire someone else for various reasons, we often don’t stop and consider that people might admire us for a whole other set of reasons. There is something inside of each of us, and we must learn what it is and use it to the best of our ability.

“There is something in you, and you may not even see it… The people who you think are better [than you] don’t have your experiences. They don’t know what you know. They can’t imagine what you imagine. You have a secret weapon that they don’t. It’s you. Keep it in mind. Keep it in your heart.”

The road to success will not be without its hurdles, but Glenn believes the more you trip and the more you fall, the stronger you become.

“You are going to trip. You are going to fall. The world is going to seem like it’s absolutely stacked against you. And if you are really fortunate, it’s going to seem like the world is stacked against you all the time,” Glenn said. “You will say to God, many times, ‘Can you cut me a break here. I’m doing my best. Can you cut me a break? What more do you want from me?’ That’s what you will feel if you are really fortunate.”

“But with proper perspective and knowing the secret weapon you were born with, you, the miracle of you, you will make it. You will be happy,” he concluded. “I don’t even say ‘trust me’ on this. I say: With the proper perspective on who you really are, with the right understanding of who you really are, I guarantee you will fulfill everything that you were supposed to fulfill. And you will be happy.’”

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  • Anonymous

    No.No. Of Course. Hail Satan.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

      Moderators you kicked this guy off before under the name HP lovingcraft. Please kick him off again and I ask for everyone else to ignore the bigot.

      • BlueMN

        If I may paraphrase Beck here, MurderBoner666 has the right to free speech, you do not have the right to be offended, if you don’t like what he has to say, don’t read his comments.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

          He was kicked off for talking about Glenn’s penis and how his guest love blowing it so I am sorry if I want to have an adult conversation and find that rather trying to shut down the conversation with such childish games is rather childish and like I mention before he was kicked off for these very reasons. I know it is hard for you liberals to act your age but please try.

          • Anonymous

            Do you often find yourself thinking about this person in conjunction with Glenn’s tiny member?

            You sound very aroused.

            Satan loves your Lust, brother.

          • landofaahs

            Is Obama a false Christian or is he one of your dark leaders? Are you afraid to answer? LOL

          • Anonymous

            Obama is your leader, put in place by Tetragrammaton Himself.

          • bandit

            Your mother must be so disappionted ! Pathetic !

          • Anonymous

            Mother is a mortal necessity. We are born of Our Father. Ave Satanas!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

            Don’t talk to him just flag him. He has been exposed as a guy who has been kicked off before.

          • Anonymous

            Bearing False Witness again, love?

            Satan wishes you would step up your game, but appreciates the effort.

          • landofaahs

            So you like Boehners huh.

          • Anonymous

            Who is this Boehners?

          • Doc Savage

            Sam, we just have to ignore this idoit. Any comment to him/her/it just re-enforces his/her/its ego. This type when ignored eventually go away

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

            Yes now that I exposed him I think it is time to leave this idiot alone to wallow in his own filth.

          • landofaahs

            For whom the hell trolls it trolls for he.

          • Catherine Bird

            Amen, Doc!

            Even Gavin de Becker, in his book, “The Gift of Fear” advises his clients that ignoring someone who bothers you (he was talking about stalkers, but I think it applies here as well) removes their audience and they eventually stop. But giving them any attention, or response of any kind, encourages them to continue.

          • landofaahs

            I rather like showing that he is an Obama and satan lover.

          • Fat Lip

            Right-on Sam I think his fight with you on vile hp bone head 666 lover is alone with Satan his basement and a Kleenex.
            Got him again he’s gone brother good job

        • Bruce A. Frank

          Who says I do not have the right to be offended? You are being satirical, aren’t you?

        • Doc Savage

          I do have the right to be offended. I don’t have the right to suppress someone else rights

          • Anonymous

            Indeed, and tattling on people is for little girls, Mr. Fisher!

        • Maxi

          He has the right to free speech. We have the right to be offended. We also have the right to “dislike” his remarks and otherwise ignore him. We can censure but not censor. People have been trying to shut up those who tell them unpopular things from Jesus to Copernicus to Mitt Romney. We just have to decide for ourselves who is right and who (MurderBoner666, for example) is so spacy as to be orbiting Charon.

        • Fat Lip

          But you are wrong friend he can’t send out vile comments and expect to continue it for long come back to this story now and see how the dirty devil worshiper has been removed again
          I guess vile is not acceptable is it.

      • Anonymous

        Who is this ‘lovingcraft’? Sounds like a mad scrapbooker, hopped up on glue fumes.

        You should stop crying like a little girl and tattling. Our Father does not approve.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

          Flag HP lovingcraft’s new sock.

          • Anonymous

            Paranoia will destroy ya!

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

            You tip your hand last night using the same attack you used under HP lovingcraft’s name so please spare me the lies.

          • Anonymous

            I merely praised you for your mockery of the Christ, brother.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

            Thanks for proving my point to everyone that you are HP lovingcraft. Now my work is finished with you and it is only a matter of time when your kicked off again for being such a child.

          • Anonymous

            I think you mean ‘you’re’, brother.

            You have a weird reaction to praise, and an oddly sexual attraction to this lover of crafting that you speak of.

        • Maxi

          Oh, goodie. Our Father loves it when we tick off your daddy.

        • landofaahs

          You would know.

          • Anonymous

            Of course I know the Will of Our Father, who reigns in Hell.

    • BlueMN

      Any new AC/DC albums in the works?

      • Anonymous

        No, Satan finds them boring, especially after they made that deal with that other Dark God, Walmart.

        Now He’s into dubstep.

        • landofaahs

          So Wal-Mart is hated by satan huh? All the more reason for us Christians to like Wal-Mart then. They bring us goods at a low price.

          • Anonymous

            Where in Darkness’ Name did you get that? Your reading comprehension is abysmal!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    We can learn from the people who worked their way from the bottom instead of taking handouts and the people who went though incredible challenges to live and fight just one more day.

  • Anonymous

    You have the right to aspire and the right to fail, the right to begin again…ain’t that great!

  • landofaahs

    I don’t care how successful someone else is. I am satisfied with what the Lord Jesus Christ has provided for me. He is my provision. Some people cannot be satisfied. They thirst forever. Some of us drink the living water and are filled to over-flowing. God tells us in the Bible what we should be satisfied with.

    • Anonymous

      He is my refuge and my fortress; My God; In him will I trust!!

  • Anonymous

    It’s really simple. Talk to successful people on a regular basis. Osmosis will take over.

  • Anonymous

    I’m successful if my Obamacare check shows up in the mail every month, the guvmunt told me I’d be successful with that.

  • Anonymous

    Q: Do you think you have it bad?
    A. Nope, I’m just as blessed as God wants me to be today! :)

    Q: Do you think someone else deserves more than you do?
    A. Yes. Those who work harder than I deserve to have more than I; whether or not their just deserts are positive or negative are beyond my discernment until or unless I first meet them, and I certainly have no authority to be a judge of anyone…that is God’s job and he really doesn’t need my help in that category in any way, shape or form. On the other hand I do believe that those who are capable of work and who choose not to should not be fed…at least not until they get hungry enough to go to work and not be a parasite any more on anyone else…that is excluding those who are truly disabled and unable to work in any capacity for a paycheck or a meal.

    Q: Are you going to be successful?
    A. Yes, I am already the most successful Thomas Avery Blair EA that I know! :)

  • Deb

    I’m at the bottom, haven’t always been in this valley. I’m not taking hand outs. This message was an encouragement. There are times I’m not sure if I’m going make it. Fight one more day as Sam Fisher posted. At some point the pendulum has to start swinging the other way if you don’t give up.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

      “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.”
      ― George S. Patton Jr.
      Praying for you.

      • Deb

        Thank you, Thank you

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

          We people that hit rock bottom should be their for each other.

          • Anonymous

            No, you should be ‘there’.

          • AJ

            Absolutely Sam…. Always make time to lend a helping hand.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

            It what makes us different.

          • Anonymous

            ‘It what makes us different.’

            Ye Dark Gods, man. Your extra chromosome is what makes you ‘different’.

          • Deb

            A word of encouragement can mean a lot for someone. Sometimes you don’t know how much it means. Thanks

          • Anonymous

            My member is growing turgid…can you lend a helping hand?

        • Anonymous

          Praying for you too Deb! We all go through the valleys of life, but praise God, if we let Him, He carries us and sets our feet on SOLID ground. NOTHING is impossible for your faith and God together. Acknowledge Him in all your ways and He SHALL direct your paths. Never forget to run TO God in times of trouble–not away from Him. Been there, done that…and running to my Abba daddy is where whatever I need is…every single time. In Jesus’ name….

          • Deb

            Thanks for the prayers Kristie, One of the reasons I’m not trying for government hand outs is I don’t want to make the gov’t my idol for deliverance from my circumstances. I’m in a tough situation but I believe my God will make a way where there is no way. In the mean time I’m doing what I can and standing.

      • Anonymous

        I like what you do when I’m on top and you are my bottom. You got some moves, for a white boy.

        Ave Satanas!

        • Mike Nelson

          Do you feel relevant yet?

          No?

          Keep on shrieking :)

          • Anonymous

            Yes, and it feels good. I am quite turgid, thanks for asking.

          • landofaahs

            You mean you are quite turded. LOL

          • Anonymous

            No, I mean turgid.

        • landofaahs

          You are sexually repressed. I had many like you committed.

          • Anonymous

            Our Father loves when you bear False Witness!

    • Anonymous

      Give Up and give In. Satan welcomes all!

      • AJ

        Write me a letter and tell me about the welcoming ceremony, after of course, you explain your way of life to your creator. I would love to see the look on your face. Jesus saves all. Repent…

        • Anonymous

          Sure. Give me your address! My creator is Lord Satan. No need to explain.

          • Anonymous

            You are truly repulsive.

          • Anonymous

            Keep up the Satanic Work! Our Father, Lucifer, really appreciates the effort!

            Matthew 5:22, Luke 11:42, 40, Matthew 23:17

      • landofaahs

        But we don’t welcome him so scat little weakling.

        • Anonymous

          He has you anyway. He doesn’t care how you feel. You still serve Him well, and He appreciates you.

    • AJ

      It will Deb….smile and keep your head up.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t lie to the silly female. It only gets worse. Give Up and Give In.

        • landofaahs

          Are you a transvestite?

          • Anonymous

            I am Legion. I have no use for what mortals calls ‘clothing’.

          • Fat Lip

            Please take away this devil worshipers power give him know response it is really the best thing we can do for each other please don’t think i’m telling you what to do that’s not what i’m trying to do we just keep the back and forth going on and the filthy devil worshiper wins when we all know it comes from the biggest loser of them all Satan .
            God bless you landofaahs

    • Fat Lip

      You be strong and always hold your head high ,I thought it was over for me sister when I had cancer that was 23 yrs ago you are correct just keep moving towards goodness it will be right by your side before you know it. With love my sister.

      • Deb

        Great testimony! Thanks for the good word.

    • Anonymous

      Deb, I’m sure with your attitude it will! Keep on keeping on!!

  • Judy Grove

    I grew up in an orphanage, no brothers nor sisters. My grandparents just turned their backs on me and it was years before i saw them again. When I became a teenager I said “who cares” and stated getting into trouble. It was then that I heard about a man that loved me enough to die for me. Up to that point in my life no one cared and my thought was if no one cares why should I . It was my faith in God and how much He loves me that started turning my life around. I realized that you can make all kinds of excuses for doing bad but its still your choice. You want to make excuses for not doing, having and enjoying your life, go ahead, I prefer to make something Good out of something bad. No excuses, no bitterness, no looking back, just looking for a Brighter future which I now have and I’m forever grateful.

    • Anonymous

      You go girl!

      • Anonymous

        Most trolls’ intellects are so low they must look up to look down..

        • Anonymous

          Ha ha!
          Ave Satanas, brother!

        • Anonymous

          Well I can see by your screen name and comment hat you are one of the ones stuck in the mire of “pity me”!

    • Anonymous

      Satan loves orphans. All orphans go to Hell!

      • T funk

        You are not a happy person. The people in your life are ready for you to leave them alone and stand on your two feet. Be a man.

        • Anonymous

          I am deliriously happy. Aeon Satanas is upon us!

          • landofaahs

            Are you sure that is not satanus.

          • Anonymous

            You mean to say that you cannot read and write Latin? What kind of education did you receive? This is quite shocking to Us.

        • bumpkin

          Honey, Bonehead is a paid shill, here to try to upset people, wreak havoc on anyone’s heart, etc, etc, paid by Obama and Co. Put bonehead on ignore. Otherwise you feed the monster. Only by REFUSING to comment to it, do you cause it to lose its job. Its all part of the NEW plan. Divide and conquer. Ignore Bonehead.

      • Anonymous

        You evidentially haven’t read my Bible. God loves all of us, he just doesn’t like the sin. You need and uplifting in your life – read the Bible. YOU will get everything you need from there and it sounds like a change in heart and mind.

        • Anonymous

          By the way, when did being an orphan become a sin? There is only one person who decides at the end of our lives where we all will go and that ain’t you.

          • Anonymous

            Duh… read the Apochrypha. Orphans become Demons. It is a well established heirarchy. Ignorant mortal!

          • landofaahs

            The type of orphans like you who do not have God as their father.

          • landofaahs

            Go jump into a pig legion and jump off a 500 ft cliff if you think you are not mortal.

          • Anonymous

            What is a pig legion, that I may jump into it? Ave Satanas!

          • Anonymous

            June1969, I love how I scroll down the age and all of his posts have been deleted. Must be the boy enjoys WASTING HIS TIME!!!

        • Anonymous

          No, you are reading the edited version. The Council of Nicea was the Greatest Trick Our Father ever conceived!

          Silly! The Popes are His minions!

      • Anonymous

        Are you nuts????

        • Anonymous

          No, I am Legion. We are many.

          • landofaahs

            You are none.

          • Anonymous

            I am Legion??? Are you talking about the comic book series??? I am curious. Nothing funny about putting someone down who is speaking from the heart.

          • bumpkin

            Pomchop, Bonehead is a paid shill, here to try to upset people, wreak havoc on anyone’s heart, etc, etc, paid by Obama and Co. ignore the bonehead, otherwise you feed the monster. Only by REFUSING to comment to it, do you cause it to lose its job. Its all part of the NEW plan. Divide and conquer the good, upset people to distract them from Obama’s destruction of America. Ignore Bonehead.

          • Anonymous

            A paranoid conspiracy! Satan approves! Ave Satanas, brother!

          • Anonymous

            What is this comic book nonsense you spew?

            I bet you failed basic Demonology!

    • Anonymous

      Judy, Good for you girl!!! Never look back in same, there nothing to be ashamed of. God Bless!!

  • Hoschi0913

    1. Do you think you have it bad?
    No ( got a Job and a place of my own )
    2. Do you think someone else deserves more than you do?
    Yes ( Soldiers and Veterans )
    3. Are you going to be successful?
    Yes ( nobody else can do it for me )
    there are always set backs in life and yes they drag you down (for a period of time), but then you shake it, figure out what next and how to get back up

  • Anonymous

    Be honest, Glenn, your job defines you or you’d have eliminated the stress of business from your and your family’s life at your first couple million. Your latest transformation into self-help evangelism is your business.

  • patti purk

    I believe I have everything for Life and Godliness! I have Jesus, what more do I need? Of course, being a flawed human, sometimes we have “stinkin thinkin” which is not in our best interest. God will help us get back to His purpose if we let Him.:)

  • Anonymous

    If you are on welfare more then two years, you are a failure.

    • Maxi

      Tell that to my daughter who attempted suicide after she was fired from two different jobs because of her disability.

      • Highphlyer

        Sorry to hear of your daughter’s difficulty. Please allow me to suggest that she should focus on her ABILITY rather than her DISABILITY.

        • Maxi

          Oh, she was able to do the job; she’d done it before as a temp. But her state employment counselor broke HIPPA confidentiality and told her boss all her medical problems. Boss was primed to fire her before she even started and wouldn’t give her a chance to prove otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    Q: Do you think you have it bad?

    A: Nope. Whenever I used to think that I figured the more I make myself successful the more other people are going to whine.
    Q: Do you think someone else deserves more than you do?
    A: Deserves WHAT exactly? Otherwise no. We all deserve what we have depending on our attitude.
    Q: Are you going to be successful?
    A: Well of course! And what’s with this “going to” jazz? All there is is now. Later I’ll be more successful.

  • DON THE BRITTON

    I was always focused on the job at hand. Therefore I was usually surprised when I was either fired or promoted. If you want satisfaction, find a job you like and do it to the best of your ability. With this philosophy I went from cleaning out cow barns to becoming the CFO of several entities. Even when working for some real jerks i still had the satisfaction of knowing I was doing a good job.

    • Anonymous

      Hand Job Joke!

      • landofaahs

        You’re just a punk who can’t get a date.

        • Anonymous

          I can have all the dates, figs and other food I desire. But I prefer to eat the fetuses of the newly un-born (aborted).

  • RonMar

    I passed the test with a score of 100, an A.

  • Joseph Centofanti

    I find life is one experience after another. The bad are part of who we are as well as the good. We move forward with the flow or stagnate worrying about what is or has happened. Too many are made to think one moment in their lives defines who they are or what they can become. I always look to the example of Joseph in the Bible and how he rolled with the flow of his life never doubting God and that He had a reason for his life.

  • Anonymous

    If you believe in yourself that is great, but you cannot do it all by yourself. Only God can help you with any changes and the love you need to make a change in yourself.

  • Anonymous

    The ability to candidly provide simple Yes or No answers to questions involving value judgments is often inversely proportional to the native-intelligence of the respondent

  • Maxi

    No. I am so blessed to be a Christian, an American, and a Texan that I need little else.
    Yes. I have enough and to spare. If someone wants more, let her or him go for it.
    Yes. I am successful. I can get up one more time than I fall. If others want success, see above.

    • Anonymous

      Maxi pad, is more like it! Ha ha.

  • MJ

    Wow! I needed to hear this…will journey on with my head held high! Thank you Glenn

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    at some point you can no longer blame your parents or guardian for your failures.

    at some point you can no longer blame your husband or wife for the bad marriage you’re in.

    at some point you realize you’re whole life is on you. no one else is responsible. those people may have affected you strongly, but YOU ARE THE DEAL.

    a little preaching i do to myself often.

    • Anonymous

      You should perhaps not.

  • Anonymous

    Groan. So I’m listening to Glenn Beck Show all the time he’s gone while I’m exercising and enjoying it. His guest hosts are doing a great job. Then I get back and he’s on the radio doing his best Tony Robbins meets Billy Graham impression – “Someone else would be grateful for the life you lead! A man sold his restaurant for a girl with brain cancer! I am God’s direct representative-get on your knees and pray! You will never be as good or as religious as me!” I listen for 30 minutes waiting for him to change the broken record. He doesn’t and finally I switch stations. I suppose I should be grateful I wasn’t forced to sit through the mean-spirited, unfunny “More On Trivia” from the man who claims to love regular people so much he was praising a restaurant owner for selling his restaurant and giving the proceeds to a girl with brain cancer. Glenn would have called the girl with brain cancer while she was trying to wait tables and ask her stupid questions and mock her for politely trying to get him off the phone so I don’t know why he loves that story so much. On the other hand, Stu and Pat were great on their show – loved the global warming bit and the Al Sharpton impression. Can we get a “Pat and Stu” web page where we discuss their show?

    • Anonymous

      No. Glenn serves Satan and you will heed Him.

  • On Guard!

    While the liberty school regards majority decisions of law as desirable, it also recognizes that majority decisions may not make good law.

  • bumpkin

    Glenn, you are SO right. As a man thinketh… yeah.

  • Fat Lip

    One with Satan is the boner666scat even Satan knows that he is scat so let scat be scat and leave it where it lay right in the bowel’s of hell . Amen friends
    Boner666scat only gets his power from you if you pay him homage with a response .
    His success is great pain and disrespect .
    FOR THIS HE IS FAILURE

  • Fiji’s Best

    Although the natural pecking order of a free country may appear callous, if we are to advance, then some must lead and the rest will follow.