Those Who Came Before Us


    "The difference between a successful person and everyone else isn't a lack of strength or knowledge but rather a lack of will."


      I wanted to add in a post that would inspire all of us. Something authors, readers, business owners, or anyone following their dream can take as encouragement. In whatever we do we will be faced with rejection and the key, the only key is to persevere. No matter how high that mountain may seem the only way to the top is by placing one foot in front of the other. The following list contains some famous names who wouldn't be where they are now if they gave up on their first no, second no, third no, fourth no, fifth... well you get the point. This list and other great resources can be found at 

http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2011/07/famous-author-rejection-letters/

 Famous Rejected Authors

1. John Grisham's first book was rejected 25 times


2. Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected 134 times


3. Stephen King's book Carrie received dozens of rejections


4. No one wanted to publish Beatrix Potter so she self-published   

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

5. Kathryn Stockett's The Help was rejected 60 times 

The list goes on and on but one thing we can learn from these authors, one thing they all have in common was was their relentless passion to succeed.

Jonathan Yanez: Those Who Came Before Us

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Those Who Came Before Us


    "The difference between a successful person and everyone else isn't a lack of strength or knowledge but rather a lack of will."


      I wanted to add in a post that would inspire all of us. Something authors, readers, business owners, or anyone following their dream can take as encouragement. In whatever we do we will be faced with rejection and the key, the only key is to persevere. No matter how high that mountain may seem the only way to the top is by placing one foot in front of the other. The following list contains some famous names who wouldn't be where they are now if they gave up on their first no, second no, third no, fourth no, fifth... well you get the point. This list and other great resources can be found at 


 Famous Rejected Authors

1. John Grisham's first book was rejected 25 times


2. Chicken Soup for the Soul was rejected 134 times


3. Stephen King's book Carrie received dozens of rejections


4. No one wanted to publish Beatrix Potter so she self-published   

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

5. Kathryn Stockett's The Help was rejected 60 times 

The list goes on and on but one thing we can learn from these authors, one thing they all have in common was was their relentless passion to succeed.

5 Comments:

At November 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Elisabeth said...

Or how about the publisher who rejected HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE with a slip that said "this story will never sell"? Ha!

 
At November 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Jonathan Yanez said...

Another great example Elisabeth. Thank you for reminding us about that, I imagine the publisher who rejected Harry Potter wishes he or she could rewind time.

 
At November 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

"relentless passion to succeed." - so important for all us writers to live by this. These authors are amazing examples to follow!

Great post, thanks for sharing.

 
At December 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Joana Silva said...

I really liked this post. It was good for me to read it on a day when I feel really tired and kind of demotivated.
I'm a new follower!
Ladybug
http://english-written-portairt.blogspot.pt

 
At December 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Jonathan Yanez said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank all of you for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and comment. Looking forward to sharing some great blog posts with you all.

 

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