Vision is great but have a PLAN as well


If you can see it, you can be it.

This is true, but its not the whole truth.

You need a plan for turning your vision into reality.

If you haven’t done so already, formulate your plan of action and write it down. don’t keep it filed away in your head. Keep your plan in a place where you can see it everyday and use it, because…

Write your plan

Committing your vision to paper in the form of a plan also helps build the courage and resolve that are required in order to be persistent in working toward your goal, whatever it is.despite the inevitable obstacles and failures along the way.

Having all the right tools for success is worthless if fear of failure keeps you from using them.

So, don’t let your vision drift away as a daydream. Make a detailed plan of how you will bring your vision to life, write it down and then WORK your plan diligently and courageously and watch the sparks fly.

Brave Enough To Fail inspires young people with the courage and preparation to activate their dreams, goals, gifts, and talents.

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About the author

Wayne Winsley is an award winning  motivational Keynote Speaker who has been inspiring others for over a decade. He is the founder and President of Brave Enough To Fail.


Brave is Not the Same as Reckless

Prepared to succeed

In 1989 I was a fresh graduate from broadcasting school looking for my first job. At first, I followed the normal job-seeking procedure of sending my audition tape and resume to dozens of radio stations and waiting patiently for a response.

I got zero responses. Then I got an idea.

I decided to simply show up at a radio station unannounced, with no appointment, and ask to speak with the program director, the person that usually does the actual hiring of air-talent.

The goal was simply to shake the director’s and give him or her a face to go along with my audition tape.

On a sunny afternoon I walked into WRKI, I-95FM The Home of Rock & Roll in Brookfield, CT.

The program director was actually on the air at the time but agreed to come out and meet with me during a commercial break. He came out, shook my hand, and took my tape. Then he invited me into the studio where he popped my tape into a player, listened to it, and offered me a job. Just like that.

I took my shot.

I was brave enough to risk failure and was rewarded with an awesome and ridiculously fun, twenty-year career as a radio broadcaster.

When it comes to your dream, you must be, Brave Enough to take your shot.

If you’ve ever shot a basketball at a hoop, you know that it is possible to turn your back to the hoop, toss the ball over your shoulder, and have it go in.

In fact, the only way to absolutely guarantee that the ball won’t go through the hoop is to not take the shot. The same applies to your dreams and goals. The only way to guarantee failure is to not take your shot.

HOWEVER… If you turn around and face the basket, your odds of success increase greatly. and if you practice, and prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually, your odds of success increase dramatically.

When I walked into the radio station back in 1989 it may have appeared like I was taking a wild shot in the dark with my eyes closed and my back to the target.

The truth is, I took a calculated risk. I knew that if I did indeed get the opportunity to meet with the program director, I had to be prepared. I had to be dressed presentably, my hygiene had to be in order, no bad breath or body odor. And my audition tape had to be as close to absolutely perfect as I could possibly make it.

Being Brave Enough to Fail, provided the opportunity. Being prepared allowed me to make the most of that opportunity.


Brave or Reckless


About the author

Wayne Winsley is a multiple award winning speaker, and former radio broadcaster with over 20 years of on-air experience as a Rock DJ, News Anchor, and Talk Show host. He is the founder and President of The #1 student motivational program in America.

Motivation is key in improving literacy and learning.

Research has shown that many adolescents will take on the task of learning how to read and write better only if they have compelling reasons to do so.

Brave Enough To Fail inspires students by giving them a compelling reason to invest in their own education.

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It is YOUR Opinion That Matters Most

There are plenty of people ready and willing to give their opinions about what you should do, can do, or even will do, in regards to the achievement of your dreams and goals. Often those opinions are freely given whether you ask for them or not. It seems everyone has something to say about you.

But whose words and opinions matters most?

In my opinion, (you should smile here) YOUR opinion matters most.

More that anything, your success, or lack thereof, will be hugely effected by what YOU, say to YOU about YOU.

If you constantly tell your self that you WILL succeed and that you WILL achieve your dreams, those words WILL become a reality in your life.

On the other hand, if you constantly tell yourself that you WON’T succeed and that you CAN’T overcome the obstacles in front of you….those results WILL show up in your life.

I know that this doesn’t sound very scientific and I won’t try to explain why it works. It just does.

It’s an unchangeable law of the universe.

I will however, paraphrase Weldon Long from his great book, The Power of Consistency,

What we think, determines what we say. Our thoughts and words, effect your emotions and how you feel.  Our feeling translate into our actions. Our actions determine our results, every time. What you say about yourself is vital, because that is the opinion you will act on the most.

What your say

We welcome your comments and invite you to share your dreams.

Wayne Winsley is a multiple award winning speaker, and former radio broadcaster with over 20 years of on-air experience as a Rock DJ, News Anchor, and Talk Show host.

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