"If you are seeking success and searching for your purpose in life, this is the book for you." The Tuskegee News
Dear Success Seeker: Wisdom from Outstanding Womenby Michele R. Wright
When facing obstacles to her own success, Michele R. Wright quickly discovered how valuable it is to have success warriors in your life who can inspire and guide you. With this in mind, Wright assembled/i>/big>
An inspirational collection of original letters written by remarkably accomplished women to future generations of success seekers
When facing obstacles to her own success, Michele R. Wright quickly discovered how valuable it is to have success warriors in your life who can inspire and guide you. With this in mind, Wright assembled luminaries from the entertainment, arts, business, and sports worlds to offer words of inspiration and invaluable advice to those seeking victory in their personal and professional journeys.
In these original pieces, the eighty-three contributors -- representing a diverse range of age, background, and experience -- share intimate stories of the challenges and triumphs, adventures and mishaps they faced that marked the road to their achievements. Mae Jemison, MD, the first female African-American astronaut, cautions that "'You can't' and 'You have to' are two deadly phrases that are stumbling blocks for many success seekers," and encourages those seeking success to "remain curious and inquisitive." Tennis great Billie Jean King suggests, "Use your talents to win, not only for yourself, but for generations to come." These women and award-winning actresses Shirley Jones, Ruby Dee, Mo'Nique, and Phylicia Rashad, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn S. Yalow, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, and entertainer Patti LaBelle are just a few of the many women offering such pearls of wisdom.
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Dear Success Seeker...
Success is like a traveler setting out to reach a particular destination. She starts out traveling the maximum speed limit. But the road is not straight. She has to reduce her speed for curves, loops, speed bumps, construction sites, caution lights, and maybe a brief delay due to a flat tire. These might slow her down, but with the determination to reach her destination, she does not dare give up. She must keep traveling. The saying is true, "a quitter doesn't win, and a winner doesn't quit."
Success comes in cans. "I can, you can, we all can," especially when we put trust in one God. My personal experience comes from stamina, loving people, respecting others, willingness. These traits were put in me as a child.
Life has many struggles, and in the midst of your struggles, the goal may seem unreachable; but you'll be fine if you pop the trunk of your intuition, put on that spare tire of strong determination, and make sure that you check the oil of perseverance in your engine. Put your complete trust in God to do the driving, and you will surely be successful.
Copyright © 2009 by Michele R. Wright
Meet the Author
Michele R. Wright, Ph.D., is an award-winning electrical engineer and pharmaceutical sales specialist. Her well-received research on successful female executives has served as inspiration for this book. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband.
Camille Cosby is a producer and educator. She coproduced the Tony Award-nominated Having Our Say, which won a 1999 Peabody Award for television, and has also served as executive producer of numerous film projects.
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