I took a short break from my 5-city speaking tour to visit Alcatraz Island, the famous prison in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz closed in 1963, but I was able to interview one of the last surviving inmates of the prison, who just happened to be there promoting his book. No kidding. Talk about about a tough guy! He was at least 80 years old, but still spoke like a gangster in an Al Capone movie. He talked about how the inmates would look out from the prison across bay and see the bright lights and big city of San Francisco. They could even hear the parties held at the local yacht club. They were trapped in the most secure prison in the world, yet only a mile and a half away was everything they wanted. He said it was psychological torture. It made me think about the thousands of emails I’ve received over the years from people saying the same thing. They knew their dream life was so close they could touch it, but a barrier of some kind kept them from it. The difference is most people don’t know what’s holding them back. It took me several years to identify my barrier, but when I did it changed my life. Do you know yours? Watch this short video and see what you think. I’ll look forward to your comments. Steve Siebold ( 3:31 )
Get the Flash Player to see the wordTube Media Player.