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Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project.  He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.

Overcoming Obstacles

Feb 05, 2010

He’s one of my favorite authors. Whenever a challenge seems insurmountable, I refer to James Allen’s As a Man Thinketh. This little book is both instructional and inspirational. It is motivating and reassuring. It is founded in principle and full of advice. As I sat down to write this entry, I flipped to a highlighted section and started reading, 

“Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and thi
s will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.”
Have you ever noticed how often you may have to re-live a difficult, seemingly insurmountable challenge? Well, this passage speaks directly to that circumstance. Challenges are the fire that temper the ‘mettle’ of a person’s will.
The root of succession planning is success. To achieve success in any endeavor, a person must overcome obstacles---grow and strengthen
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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

As a Man Thinketh is a wonderful book and James Allen was a great author. For more of his works, try The James Allen Library at
7:54 AM Feb 11th

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