Summary of the Book ‘Say ‘YES’ to your Potential’ – Part Three (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)

Article Title: Summary of the Book ‘Say ‘YES’ to your Potential’ – Part Three (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)

Submitted by: Craig Lock

Category (key words): Success, personal growth, success skills, success principles, Skip Ross, self help, inspiration, inspirational books,, motivation, empowerment, mind, mind power, life purpose, spirit, spiritual writings, dreams, empowerment, follow your dreams, words of empowerment and inspiration (enough there now) .

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“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”


Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson) – Part Three


Craig has been studying the amazing powers of the human mind, as well as the “secrets of success” for the past two decades. This article (in point form for brevity) is largely based on my notes from a most inspiring and uplifting book by an American by the name, “Skip” Ross from many years ago (however the principles, I believe, are eternal truths). I am sharing this summary, the contents of the Amway man’s work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to reach their full potentials, achieving their dreams in life, whatever they may be “to just GO FOR IT”.

Thank you sincerely, “Skip” and Carole for sharing (with humour even though quite “religious”) your most uplifting words of wisdom in encouraging me to follow my passion and to reach for my personal dreams. I (in turn) am passing them on through the amazing power of the www, as my dream is helping others to realise their personal dreams in life.

Now on the article (at long last!)…

* Dynamic living is continually in the process of accomplishing worthwhile goals.

Setting goals and pursuing them is exciting. Have a goal, look ahead, not back on previous experiences – as in the life of Jesus. Utilise the process of goal-setting. Decide what we want – what we want to do or be – then set the goal. Don’t look at the past; when we set goals on the basis of yesterday’s experience, we limit the future by the past.

We are goal orientated creatures. When the goal is set and you commit yourself to that goal, you will find a way to make it become reality.

Success: is it a destination or a journey? To be without a goal is to die psychologically. However, balance in life is the key. God has given us the equipment to achieve that kind of living. So start for the top and say, “I can.” The collected verses of Edgar A Guest.

3. Einstein said that the average person uses only 2 of his or her intellectual capacity. William James said 10. At best it’s 15. Often that great potential within each one of us is summoned at a point of crisis, and very seldom at any other time. We are richly endowed by God. There are so many things we can do, if we use what God gives us. The poet Robert Browning once said: “My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God has made.”

God made you a genius with supernatural potential.

4. GIVE and you will receive.

Life is meant to be lived to the utmost. Ecclesiastes 7:13: “See the way the Creator does things and fall into line. Don’t fight the facts of nature.”

Plant seeds of LOVE, not hate. The Living Bible says: “For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give – large or small – will be used to measure what is given back to you (Luke 6:36).” One thing we can all give – a word of praise .

Proverbs 16:24: “Kind words are like honey – enjoyable and healthful.” Give the word of praise for 90 consecutive days, and it will change your life. What you give you will receive, and in the process of receiving praise, you will be encouraged and become a better person. Expect – be open to receive, when it comes. By watering others, we water ourselves.

“If you hear a kind word spoken Of some worthy soul you know, It may fill his heart with sunshine If you only tell him so. If a deed, however humble, Helps you on your way to go, Find the one whose hand helped you, Seek him out and tell him so.”

A man is known by the company he keeps (or should it be avoids). George Washington: “Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ’tis better to be alone, than in bad company.” We can’t afford negative people in our lives.

“Tune out negative voices from without and within” – American baseball legend, Babe Ruth

Concentrate (center) on your strengths and never allow your weaknesses to detract from what you do best. We need to control what goes into the subconscious mind; because it is limited in its ability to perform by the raw materials that we give it (like sowing seeds in a garden). Do selective reading/viewing by using the principle of EXCLUSION. Get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want in your life.

BE happy and have great fun along the journey of life.

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions NZ)

“True success is just being the person you really want to be.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even “impassible”) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you.”

“Our talents are our gift to God… but what we do with our talents are our gifts TO God.”

“God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into the world with a different collection of life circumstances that often severely challenge us, things that give us joy and in expressing our talents allow us to bless the people, the world around us.”

About the submitter: Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make a difference in this world: to help and especially encourage people along life’s magical journey … and that brings him the greatest joy. His mission is in his own small way, is trying to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives.

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”


“Lord, Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”

“Together, one mind, one life at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, uplift, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

Change YOUR world and you help change THE world…for the better”


“If the Lord makes you successful, I’ll keep you humble.” – a wife (I won’t say whose)

PPS: As they carry me to my deathbed, I’ll be saying: “Lord, Can you just give me one more hour to finish off one last article. PLEASE!” –

craig (as inspired by the quote of singer, Barry Manilow)


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