If you're having trouble staying motivated or think you just haven't found what you should be doing with your life, you need to read this book.
Steve Harvey takes you through the steps to finding your passion and using your gifts to succeed in life. It's a quick, engrossing read that's difficult to put down. And it's impossible not to feel something when you're reading it because you feel like Steve is sitting across from you talking directly to you.
A definite 5 star book!
Today is The Duchess Who Wasn't Day. This day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford who penned the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" in her book, Molly Bawn.
She had at least fifty-seven works attributed to her name; yet, few people know about her. Perhaps she didn't aspire to be a well-known author. Of course, in the 1800s, there were few ways for an author to promote. But in 1876, she got serious about her writing because her husband passed away, and she had to support her three daughters.
That made me wonder how many of us have to be pushed into following our dreams. I know I was pushed into writing full-time. At the time, I thought it was devastating. Now, I can't imagine doing anything else. I consider it a beautiful life.
What about you? Are you following your dreams? Have you found the beauty in life?
I've been helping a former boss conduct interviews for a new paralegal, and one of the questions I ask the applicants is: what does success mean to you. Of course, I've gotten varied answers like financial stability, owning a home of my own, my kids going to college, and being able to retire without having to worry about anything. But I've always thought there has to be more to success than that.
For authors, success could be measured by what titles go along with your name like New York Times Bestseller or Award Winning. Or maybe it's how many copies you've sold of all of your books combined.
When I first started writing, I had a list of what it would take for me to consider myself a successful author. As the years have passed, I have attained some of the goals. Others still elude me. Does that mean I'm not successful?
Does my bank account make me successful? Is it the type of car I drive? Or the house I own?
For me, success is the knowledge that I am living my life using all of the talents God gave me, that I seek to help others, that I do no harm to others, and that I do not waste one second of this life I've been given.
What does success mean to you?
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