Sunday, July 10, 2011

...Look Foolish...Being Great

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great~Cher

What a great comment on success from one of the most popular pop artists of our time, in her sixties and still a beloved icon. What does it mean to us as writers, or for those of you that follow me on our parallel journey's to success?

To me, it means that I work tirelessly to balance a busy career with the dream of writing a novel. Not only does that mean working on writing every day, but it also includes blogging and developing a network on both Twitter and Facebook. I blog about this journey and pass on advice that I pick up and try to follow.

But even I don't follow the advice that I've passed along the way. The last eight weeks have seen sporadic blog posts and a non-existent presence on Twitter. The only routine I've kept going is reading everyday.

I've read three novels since the middle of May. All of them have been beautiful stories and well constructed by the authors. And all of them ended right when the characters realized their hopes and dreams. It's almost as if the universe is telling me that the journey is more important than the goal itself.

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and declare to the world what you aim to be: writer, successful business person, direct sales leader. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and pick yourself up and keep going along the way.

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Hey, L. Dean. Thanks for the post.
    I think I've been the opposite of you recently. I've kept up with everything except my reading. I love to read, but you know how impossible it is to do everything, right?
    The reason that I'm here today is because I've just turned over a new leaf. I'm hoping to post less often, promote the heck out of it, but spend the time remaining each week by blogging. We'll see how it goes...
    Take care,


  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Jimmy. Keep at whatever you can do!