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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lightarted Postcard: Don't Give Up--Stay the Course

Sometimes life just doesn't go your way.

It's hard to stay upbeat and positive when you get rejection after rejection for jobs, dates, loans, or other things of importance. Sometimes you just feel like giving up and giving in to the depression or feelings of hopelessness and shame.

But before you're ready to throw in the towel, consider the story of Kathryn Stockett, author of the bestselling book, The Help. You couldn't blame Kathryn for being depressed or discouraged as she attempted to find a publisher for a novel it took her five years to write. She was rejected 60 times before Penguin Books agreed to publish her novel. You know the rest of the story--the movie, based on the book, was nominated for Academy Awards. It was a big hit.

Don't Give Up--Be Persistent

  • Don't give up. Be persistent like Kathryn Stockett and get your masterpiece out in the world. 
  • Still your mind. When you're ready, take another step--apply for another job; ask another person out; contact another loan officer.
  • Be persistent. Be patient. Persistence and patience eventually leads to payoffs--give it time.

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Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Susan, that is such great advice (and a beautiful heART!). And the example of Kathryn Stockett is especially encouraging for those of us who write.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

I love stories like Kathryn Stockett's. They are so inspiring to all of us as we work to be persistent in following our dreams.

P.S. I made baked beans in my bean pot with 13 bean mix. Really came out good!