Fenorris Pearson Talks to Steve Harvey about Reaching Your Goals

11 Oct

by Fenorris Pearson, CEO Global Consumer Innovation, Inc. 

If you measure some of today’s top performers by yesterday’s gold standards, they simply wouldn’t measure up. Industry icons, business mavericks and game changers like Bill Gates, Walt Disney, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Rachel Ray and Michael Dell didn’t finish school or have a great education; and based on those two metrics alone, no one could have measured their full potential. By focusing only on such metrics, you might be missing the most valuable components of a person’s engine of success.

As a guest on Steve Harvey’s show, I was recently talking about success, potential and the wide gap between good grades and pure genius. Steve said something that I’ll never forget. When coming up “the hard way” he would interview for jobs or audition for various roles and, based on purely measurable qualifications – school records, his one-page resume, or whether he has movie star looks – he never quite measured up. “But what they couldn’t measure,” said Steve Harvey, “was how big my dream was…”

What a difference the power of dreams can make. As the star of The Steve Harvey Show, Steve won four NAACP Image Awards as “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.” He also won an NAACP Image Award for his performance as host of the variety series It’s Showtime at The Apollo. In March 2001, Harvey received the ultimate honor: NAACP Image Award’s “Entertainer of the Year,” and now has a NY Times best-selling book on the market.

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2 Responses to “Fenorris Pearson Talks to Steve Harvey about Reaching Your Goals”

  1. John Carter September 4, 2017 at 4:51 am #

    Fenorris Pearson says it best here! Your dreams will definitely go the distance with the right application.

  2. Mike Shinoda April 25, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    his article is so inspiring for the youth and even those still trying to find their career path. Having an education now has become important but not only has it become important it has also become a huge part of the hiring process. But if your ambition and motivation are above and beyond, even bad grades cant stop you. Truly inspiring to read.

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