Jim Kelly on the Four “F’s”

Growing up with five brothers requires a competitive nature only siblings know. NFL Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly battled 11 years on the field only to face his toughest competition—cancer—in 2013 and 2014. Kelly found strength in family, faith, friends and fans. Our Mariana Lenox asks Kelly about mental toughness, family strength and resilience.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection September 2016 edition.



  • Why your attitude about life is your greatest weapon against negativity.
  • Learn about Kelly’s biggest fear after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
  • Why it’s so important to take the challenges in your life and turn them into positives for other people.
  • Why being tough isn’t always a physical characteristic.


Favorite Quote From This Episode: 

“I urge anybody out there listening to make a difference in somebody you love’s day. Make their day better by your presence. I live by that now.”


SUCCESS Talks, the popular audio program included in every issue of SUCCESS magazine, is now available as a podcast. SUCCESS Talks features fascinating interviews with prominent business, creative and thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Anne Sweeney, Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss and Barbara Corcoran. SUCCESS Talks focuses on helping the listener nurture and develop their mind, body and spirit. Each month is thematically different and includes key takeaways designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and live your true passion.

Catch up on all episodes at SUCCESS.com/SUCCESSTalks.



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