Motivating Monday: How NOT to succeed

22 Aug

Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, was rejected 60 times before getting the one yes that changed her career and life.

60 TIMES. To state the obvious, that’s a lot.

Do you have a passion that you gave up because you hated rejection? If you did, I bet you didn’t get rejected 60 times. Many would have given up in her situation. And imagine if she did!

Kathryn wrote an article about her years of rejection and it is such great advice that you’re going to just have to click on the link to read it for yourself. Please do. It’s an entertaining and inspiring story.

Here’s an excerpt:

“The point is, I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript—or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere. Or you could do what this writer did: Give in to your obsession instead.”

Kathryn Stockett- The Help Was Turned Down 60 Times Before Becoming a Bestseller

And go see The Help. I loved it! Or read the book.

I haven’t yet, but I’m going to, okay?

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4 Responses to “Motivating Monday: How NOT to succeed”

  1. whatimeant2say August 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Hearing an interview with her really inspired me!

  2. Stop Being a Loser August 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    She’s insanely inspiring! Her words have been stuck in my head. I really need to read her book!

  3. N. P. August 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I’ve failed a lot! Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. Stop Being a Loser August 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Me too. Thanks for reading!!

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