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My Favorite Quote

Written by: Wil Becker, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Ever since I was a teenager, my favorite quote is by John Dillinger. It states, “Never let them make you crawl.” Yes, I know that John Dillinger is a notorious American criminal from the 1930s. He robbed banks with the Dillinger Gang and was killed in a shootout with the FBI. When I picked this quote and put it up in my bedroom, my mom was not happy with me. She took it that I was holding up John as a role model. I was not. I was picking the wisdom from his life.

It is true that I was using it as “fight the man,” as the saying goes. To buck my parent and societal norms. I didn’t want to be like the masses. I wanted to be my own man and create my own path. This quote has changed in its meaning to me over time because of my personal growth journey.

Today, it means I don’t let others affect my attitude, goals, and mindset. It means that I carve my own path in the world, and I don’t let others throw me off. It also means that I have to read, listen, and associate with people that are smarter and have much more wisdom and experience. Reading a book is one of the fastest ways to pick up wisdom and experience from others. In a few hours, we can assimilate the life experience of another. Imagine that in 8 to 10 hours, we can bring new ideas and experiences into our own minds!

What quotes are inspiring you and leading you to the life that you want?

What book lifts your spirits and inspires your greatest aspirations?

I hope that you have a book in your pocket at all times and some favorite quotes in your mind. We only get one chance at this life. I hope that you are living the best life you can create!

I hope that I have inspired you to pick up a book and start a new journey with a new friend! Those who are looking for their calling in life, consider this your invitation to discover if you have it in you to become a major influencer for good! Please check out my website and see if what I am doing interests you. If so, book a free appointment, and let’s discover what makes you amazing and special!

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Wil Becker, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Wil is a serial entrepreneur with several businesses under his belt. He has served in several leadership roles over the last 25 years as a Youth Pastor and Congregational Leader. He has also served with the Boy & Cub Scouts organizations as a leader. He has moved up in his profession because of his leadership skills and his consistent self-education. Wil seeks out the best books and mentors to learn from. His desire to help others got him to start Turning Leaf Solutions and open the doors to his coaching business! He is excited to help you become your best self!!



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