Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dreams Come True!

Warning: this story requires a tissue nearby.

It’s difficult to nurture a dream year after year. Rejections come. Friends and family may doubt your talent. Oftentimes you doubt your talent and your calling. Boy, I’ve been down that road. It took me 12 years of learning the craft and learning the business before I was invited to the party. You can’t imagine how many times in that 12-year period I gave up.

But the moral of the story is, don’t give up. Hold on to your dreams. Press on. Trust God. Someone once told me writers don’t fail, they quit. And I decided to believe it.

The story of Paul Potts, a man who wouldn’t let go of his dream, is an inspiration. Paul appeared on the British TV show Britain’s Got Talent as a man filled with insecurities but also as a man filled with a dream. And guess who one of the judges on the show was? None other than Simon Cowell. Take a look at this video and be inspired.

To learn more about Paul Potts visit http://www.paulpottsopera.org/index.html.


Paula said...

I had this on my blog, too--the link to it. I watched it probably 7 times when I first found it and cried through it every time. It is so cool.

tonya said...

This video made me cry. But you too, are such an example of perseverance!

Jan Parrish said...

I'm balling like a baby. I just love the way he is reaching out and grabbing his dream.

Did you see the Change in their countenance? Utter disbelief. That is how people respond to God given gifts. They just don't know how to react. That is how everyone is going to be (except your fan club - of which I am the social director) when your book comes out. Awe and amazement.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing this--how he took a chance on a dream. I loved the audience reaction.
And, of course, you knew that I needed to see this right now! Thank you.

Robbie Iobst said...

Megan I too am crying sitting here at Panera. The business man seated at the table next to me keeps glancing this way. Probably doesn't know whether to offer me a hankie or tell me to keep it down. :0) Anyway, thank you so much! You inspire me so much more than you realize. To watch your dreams come true gives my dreams fuel!