Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- -- -- Today some people make fun of westerns but those movies often told a true story about the grit that made America possible.
The pioneers left relatively safe places to travel enormous distances.
Only to tough it out in wilderness.
The turn what one writer called empty land -- for not in the ranches and farms.
Breaking side spending long days plowing suffering through cold winter's.
Grip as what it talk to create civilization.
-- requires delaying gratification.
Wanting something bigger than yourself.
In the case of America's pioneers often started.
Losing children losing wives and husbands to build communities.
-- John Wayne's character reported in the big trail we're building a nation we've got to suffer no great trail was ever blaze without hardship.
-- is the stuff of life greatness is often achieved only after repeated failure.
Van Gogh was unable to -- paintings he sold only one during his lifetime in he -- 900.
Cartoonist Charles Schulz head every cartoon he's admitted to his high school yearbook rejected.
Peanuts later became one of the most successful cartoons of all time.
Thomas Edison's teachers told his mom he was too stupid to learn he was fired from his first two jobs for being non productive.
But he had the grit to try and try again -- went on to accumulate a thousand US patents.
Including those for the -- railway and of course the -- ball.
And the like -- followed a thousand unsuccessful attempts a reporter asked him how -- feel to fail a thousand times.
-- replied I didn't fail a thousand times the light -- was an invention with a thousand steps.
-- -- It's great that we live in a wealthy country one without welfare state so big that we worry about poor people getting fat.
But what makes most people happy is not -- -- It's earned success success you struggle full.
The opposite of -- success says psychologist Martin Seligman is learned helplessness.
In experiments he says when good things occurred that work earned like Nichols coming out of slot machines it did not increase people's well being it produced.
People gave up.
That -- -- that he is a threat to our future.
-- really goes through pain and loss we face obstacles the struggle to overcome those obstacles that's the stuff of life.
And the route to happiness and prosperity.
And that's our show thanks for watching to see you next week.
Filter by section