John Grisham/The Power of WHO-What it takes to Find Your Dream?

4 Apr

The person who writes a book understands that you don’t quit your job, take six months out of your life, and go to a secluded island somewhere to do it.  Instead, these doers of dreams have figured out that a book is written one page at a time, so they chip away at it, a little every day or every other day until it’s finished.

John Grisham dreamed of becoming an author.  His first book took three years to write because he was working full-time in a law firm. But he had the discipline, born of a joyful desire, to work at it an hour at a time.  Today, he is considered one of the most prolific and successful authors of all time.  Now he can buy his own secluded island!

Power of WHO Tips

  1. The amazing minority of people who are successful dreamers realize that their dreams are not going to happen overnight.
  2.  If you believe that dreams just come true on their own, perhaps you should buy some lottery tickets.
  3. It’s an all too common fact that most people just give up too soon. They meet with some adversity, allow themselves to become discouraged, and give up, convinced that their particular dream is not worth the effort or is just not meant to be.  Big Mistake!
  4. Proactively working toward achieving a dream is a process of trial and error, setbacks and dead ends, disappointments and discoveries.
  5. That’s why the dream you choose to follow has to be its own reward. Your dream must be something that has the power to keep you motivated and in pursuit no matter what, because no matter what you’ll have to persevere.

2 Responses to “John Grisham/The Power of WHO-What it takes to Find Your Dream?”

  1. Greg McCarthy April 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    Bob, you are so right. When I was a young lawyer, I aspired to be an author and John Grisham was my role model. For years, I worked on my writing, with long periods of inactivity and several frustrating stops and starts along the way. Finally, I found the right combination of inspiration, motivation, time, and support to finish my novel. Still, it took more than two years and almost 125 rejections from agents and publishers before I landed my publishing deal. The book, titled THE PRICE OF LIFE, will be released in September. When it does, regardless of how many copies are sold, my dream will become a reality.

    I owe so much to the people who have helped and continue to help me along this journey. In a way, my success and the realization of my dream belongs to them as well. For everyone out there, the process is not always easy, but the message is simple–find your dream, follow your dream, and never give up on your dream.

    Greg McCarthy

  2. Capricorn Woman December 2, 2010 at 7:10 am #

    All of the novels of John Grisham are very good, i love all the stories ,”;

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