Renowned Minister Joel Osteen Opens Up and Shares How He Stays True to Himself in the February Issue of SUCCESS

DALLAS—Joel Osteen, the world’s most popular minister, opens up to discuss his path to becoming a preacher and how he makes the most of every day while staying true to himself in the February 2016 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, on newsstands January 12. In an exclusive interview with reporter Michael J. Mooney, Osteen divulges the secrets for making the most of every single day as he prepares for his Night of Hope event at AT&T Park in San Francisco, where thousands are expected to be in attendance to listen to his message and even more streaming the event online.

“You have gifts and talents in you right now that you haven’t tapped into…. You might be teaching at that school; one day you’re gonna be running that school. You may be working at that business; one day you’re gonna be owning that business.”

—Joel Osteen tells SUCCESS Magazine, February 2016 cover story

The February 2016 issue also features the incredible story of Ironman James Lawrence. In “The Most Enduring Man in the World,” SUCCESS Managing Editor Jesus Jimenez spends one day training with Lawrence, who recently completed 50 Ironman races (a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run) in 50 consecutive days across all 50 states. Lawrence discusses what motivates him, what challenges him and how he tackled the sheer enormity of his feat.

Also Inside This Issue

The February 2016 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, spotlighting Joel Osteen, dives into the secrets behind accomplishing major goals shared by some of the most successful people in the world, from company executives to elite athletes. Among other features, it highlights:

  • “The Challenge: No Complaining”: Writer Mary Carlomagno shares what it was like to not complain for 30 days and how she coped.
  • “Diving Deeper”: In the monthly “Shark Tank” column, Lani Lazzari, the bold and determined 18-year-old who wowed Mark Cuban with Simple Sugars, her line of all-natural skincare products, shares how she doesn’t let her billionaire investor intimidate her—especially when going against his business advice.
  • “Have a Dose of Happiness“: For this issue’s “Positivity” column, positive psychologists talk out what makes them happy.

SUCCESS is also thrilled to showcase its annual “SUCCESS Achievers of the Year” list this month. From Uber founder Travis Kalanick to famed ballerina Misty Copeland, the article explores how a diverse group of individuals accomplished major goals in 2015. Readers learn how Kalanick disrupted an entire industry and the path Copeland took to be named the first black principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre.

Additional stories shared of those on the list include those of legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert winning the Triple Crown; how Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, may transform the healthcare landscape; and how Mark Salzberg, co-CEO of Blue Apron, has changed the way people prepare dinner.

For full stories, pick up the February 2016 issue, on newsstands January 12. For more information about SUCCESS Magazine and additional personal development content, visit

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