Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House Church in Dallas knows about struggle, pain and suffering. As a young child, he watched his father suffer through chronic illness and as a result, led a childhood that was fairly self-sustaining. He learned through this experience and other life experiences that often the people who are the most successful are the ones who have been the most broken.
As a teenager, Jakes often turned to his faith to cope with problems at home. He says he would sneak his Bible into his science book to read it, and his fascination with the Bible earned him the nickname Bible Boy at school. At 19, he delivered his first sermon, and a decade later, he became a full-time preacher.
And perhaps it wouldn’t have been possible without the struggles he overcame as a child.
“Entrepreneurship is a mindset. It’s a mentality. It’s thinking of something, and in order to think of something, you have to always believe that you have something inside.”
—T.D. Jakes tells SUCCESS in the July 2017 issue
Also Inside This Issue
SUCCESS magazine’s July issue centers on the theme of belief. From tips on how to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve more to advice on how to become a more trustworthy person, this issue will light a spark inside of you to pursue and achieve more. SUCCESS is also thrilled to announce personal-development trainer Brendon Burchard—a high-performance coach, author, and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal-development names in history—has joined the magazine as a contributing editor.