22 August 2011

The Importance of Letter 61

I saw the movie The Help over the weekend. It was inspiring in many regards.

Here is why I am especially fond of the movie, the book and the author:
"In the end, I received 60 rejections for The Help. But letter number 61 was the one that accepted me. After my five years of writing and three and a half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on me. What if I had given up at 15? Or 40? Or even 60? Three weeks later, Susan sold The Help to Amy Einhorn Books.
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...{your Entrepreneur's Dreams}]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere. "            
                                                                    -Kathryn Stockett

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project,
all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person  than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Don't close the drawer on dreams.

The Entrepreneurial Life isn't easy.
Few dare to keep fighting for letter number 61.
That is why they call those who do inspiring.