Tuesday, April 21, 2009
What Aspiring Novelists Can Learn From Susan Boyle
If you have not heard of the DELIGHTFUL and funny Susan Boyle, trust me...you will. (Don't miss the video at the end of this blog post.) She has knocked the world's socks off and rocketed to fame.
This 47 year old songstress has the most angelic voice I've ever heard. Never has a voice brought instant tears to my eyes or caused goosebumps to climb to the surface of my skin. Miss Boyle became an overnight global sensation after her performance on Britain's Got Talent in a first round competition.
That this unknown woman from a remote village in Scotland sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables made this all the more spectacular in my opinion. She astounded the judges and brought the audience to their feet in a spontaneous standing ovation.
Since that aired, Susan has become a global phenom. And like most of the rest of the world, I cannot stop watching this video:
Susan's story can be a great inspiration to aspiring writers and artists. Those who long for their dreams to come true. Susan's dream was to have a singing career.
What is your dream?
What are you willing to risk to make that happen?
How long are you wiling to wait to see your dream come to pass?
Susan is the epitome of right priorities, perfect timing, and courage to follow a dream that I believe was sanctioned and governed by God.
I hope you will take time to watch the video below and share it with your friends. Especially if you are still waiting for your dream to come to pass.
Susan's journey reminds us that it is never too late to chase after a dream.
If you are still "in the waiting," I hope this video inspires and encourages you to keep going and to take risks in order to see your dream to fruition. I heard a seasoned author encourage a group of novice writers once with, "If you don't need God's help to bring your dreams to pass, then you're not dreaming big enough."
Have a wonderful day and remember these lessons from Susan Boyle's story:
Risk NO MATTER the odds or taunts stacked against you.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO FOLLOW A DREAM!
Beverly Sills said it so well: "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
Here's Susan Boyle's Performance.
Susan Boyle's Fan Page
I admit I am SO envious of the author who will end up receiving the privilege and honor of writing Susan's fairytale-come-true story.
In the meantime, follow your dreams and write YOUR story.