Oct 142016


One of the biggest reasons for failure is that people quit. They have a dream and they give up – they give up on themselves and the dream dies. Other people are also very influential in spoiling our dream by stating it is “impossible” – “not economically feasible” – “ridiculous” – or even “stupid!”



A Young man named Fred Smith wrote a business idea for a college exam. He received a failing grade with the comment, “your idea would never succeed!” Fred believed in his dream and did not quit. Years later, his dream, FEDERAL EXPRESS was a thriving business.



Twelve publishing houses rejected her original Harry Potter manuscripts, but eventually small publisher Bloomsbury gave her a chance with a small advance. Little did anyone know it would become the bestselling book series in history. Her seventh and final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever.



American Colonel Harlan Sanders was in his 60s when he tried to sell his chicken receipe. He approached over 1,000 prospects until he succeeded. His franchise KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a world-wide success.


  1. SEUSS

It took Dr. Seuss 23 tries with publishers before he gained success.


Personal Knowledge

I started writing children’s stories over 15 years ago. At that time I had no artist. Now, I have just taken these books and used Public Domain images. I know that these will sell because one of the “Mrs. Claus and the November Visit” was chosen as a winning entry. Every year the Librarian Association of Canada chooses 15 short stories. Mine was the only children’s story to be published in Winners Circle 6.


On my site childrenandteensstoriestomotivateandinspire.com

I am writing under my real name   Pauline Gallagher.


Do take a visit and remember to keep your own dreams alive.

It may be a matter of timing – if you are encountering failure – maybe just put the dream aside for a short time – but revisit and revisit and revisit it. It will take wings.   paula who is also Pauline.

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