Great achievements arise only with our great challenges. As a nation and as individuals, we are going to be challenged greatly. How well we do de­pends on our willingness to "dare to be great"; to take the challenges and run with them, rather than be overwhelmed by them. Some pessimists think that we have reached our breaking point -- that America's finest hour has long since pass­ed. I reject this notion completely. This nation of free people hasn't begun to show its true greatness. This may well be our time.

It may be the time when we will be great enough to leave behind a destructive war and win a just and lasting peace.

It may be the time when we devote enough of our resources and sacrifice to the poor, the downtrodden, the handicapped and the retarded.

It may be the time when we stop thinking bigger and faster and begin to think better and cleaner -- about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we inhabit, the thoughts we think.

It may be the time when we make life so pleasant, so creative, so fulfilling that no one has to turn on with drugs and turn off their feelings with violence.

It may be the time when black and white, old and young, rich and poor, Arab and Jew, East and West, decide that success is within their reach ---- if they use the power of love, not the power of arms.

The problems we all face demand greatness. My wish is that everyone looks within them self and finds the greatness that God put there and use it to build a better world.

This was an article written ahead of it's time, and yet it is ageless. Because as these conditions existed in 1971 with the war in Vietnam, they exist today we have the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sadly the prejudice still exists the only thing that has changed is the direction in which it points.

By changing one mind at a time for a more positive and loving world we can be taking a step in the right direction. Are you ready to start with that step?

Author's Bio: 

Generating over 100 million dollars in three years was the easy part for the eighth grade drop-out. Surviving the "success" was hard. The government spent over twenty years and millions of dollars trying to control him; finally, they set him up.

Now, after five years in prison, Glenn reflects on his roller-coaster life and tells at last, "The Whole Story". He introduces his new, comprehensive "Total LifePower" philosophy and offers hope to anyone emerging from adversity. Anything is possible with the power and knowledge of life!!

Approximately 1,000,000 people were distributors, salespeople and employees of Glenn W. Turner's Koscot, Dare To Be Great! and an International conglomerate of companies. Since the early 1970's, these individuals have expanded their respective circles of influence, the relative size of their families and the objectives of their business endeavors.

The vast majority of these people have positive memories and feelings regarding the time they spent with Mr. Turner, as well as a great curiosity to finally understand what happened to the "Unstoppable American". Not only do they want to know what became of Glenn W. Turner.... but also what he intends to accomplish next!

Glenn W. Turner, is a true and patriotic man, he represents one of the greatest rags-to-riches-to-ruin-to-recovery-to- "back on top" stories of our time. He is the quintessential motivational speaker in our nation today. Mr. Turner's message has been personally heard by more than 3,000,000 people!

With the Power and Knowledge Systems of Glenn Turner's unique "Steps to Greatness" Seminars, he will share with others the sum total of his life's experiences. Mr. Turner believes that the human mind learns best by example, and his people agree.

There are many books published about Mr. Turner, as well as countless movie, video, and audio materials these are still in constant demand. Over a million books have been marketed and sold directly in rallies, seminars and classes taught by Glenn W. Turner and his associates. See these seminars for yourself at .

Mr. Turner built an international business conglomerate of 78 corporations in 13 countries, Koscot, and Dare To Be Great are just two of the many corporations. For more information go to .