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Unless you have experienced it, you do not know it for sure. If you have experienced it, you can share your experience and you can recognize your experience in other people's experiences.
There are two major motives for sharing an experience. One is to impress others. The other reason is to help others. I am in the business of helping others, so I will share some of my experiences with you, along with some observations of other people's experiences, which means something to me, because of the fact that I have experienced something similar.
Some of my experiences will have happened when I was quite young, when I was growing up on the farm in Tennessee, as a member of a large family of 14. Some will be after I left Tennessee, when I was 18 years of age, and lived in Phoenix, Arizona with my sister. Some, after I was married at the age of 20, in Phoenix, in 1937, up to the time I started the big experiment with big ideas and became well-known as a successful businessman, lecturer, television and radio personality, world traveler and writer.
There are two major periods in my life. One, the many years of poverty and a feeling of inferiority. Two, after I discovered the secret of genuine success so that I could use it consciously, and became, what the average man calls, rich and full of self-confidence.
First, I will share with you what I call an unusual example then I will share several usual examples.