Quote From David Brinkley

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

– David Brinkley, American newscaster

People of extraordinary achievement often experience more adversity and judgment than others. The sheer fact that they stand out in the world means that people take note – and often take a shot or two to lower them down a peg.

Somehow, these extraordinary people take these judgments and criticisms to further strengthen their resolve to achieve even more.


How can you use the proverbial bricks thrown at you in your professional and personal life to strengthen your foundation for greater achievement?

Consider your ability to encourage and affirm others as a way to create an even more powerful foundational support for their success.