There is no Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the Stairs, by John

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  1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 months ago

    Please take some time to read this excellent article by John Hansen
    https://hubpages.com/literature/there-i … the-stairs

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for sharing the link to my story and poem, Chitrangada.

    2. Castlepaloma profile image76
      Castlepalomaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the poem. I've experienced it from 50 years being in the sculpture industry. And only one in 12'000 can make a living at being a sculptor. Yet loving your work is worth every struggle and bliss of it

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for taking the time to read this Castlepaloma. Yes, you need to take pride in your own work and that makes the struggles even more worthwhile.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image76
          Castlepalomaposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          After a wail, struggles become wiggles in life.

  2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 months ago

    Hello John,
    Heather’s story is inspiring and is a good example for youngsters.
    An important message conveyed through your well written story, and the poem is cherry on the cake.
    Well thought of, and well weaved story.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Venkatachari M profile image83
    Venkatachari Mposted 8 months ago

    A beautiful story with a good lesson. I enjoyed it a lot, John, and the poem too is excellent.

    Thank you Chitra for sharing this nice article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Venkatachari, thank you for reading my story and poem. I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a generous comment.

  4. surovi99 profile image84
    surovi99posted 8 months ago

    This was a very interesting story with a good moral. I enjoyed it thoroughly. You had me glued reading it from the beginning to the end. Really loved every bit of it! Thank you for sharing, John.

    Thank you, Chitrangada, for sharing John's article.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Rosina, I am happy to know that you loved this story an the moral it contains. Hearing that I had you glued from start to finish is also very satisfying. Thank you for reading and enjoying.

  5. vidsagster profile image87
    vidsagsterposted 8 months ago

    Hello John, such a beautiful and inspiring story and a lovely poem. I enjoyed reading it. I have been away from Hubpages for a while and just happened to see the notification. I am glad i did. Thanks Chitrangada for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Greetings, Vidya. I am glad you enjoyed this story and poem.i haven’t been at HubPages a lot recently … maybe publishing about one piece per month, so I am glad you saw the notification for this one. I hope all is well with you.

  6. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months ago

    Great work on this one John.
    A wonderful motto and message.
    In life...sometimes we have to take the stairs to be successful...there are no shortcuts.

    That perseverance pays off.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Good to see you Brenda. Yes, hard work and perseverance usually pay off in the end, as I try to teach with this piece. I hope you are on the road to full recovery.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image82
        Brenda Arledgeposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        I hope so too.
        I have appt with doctor in the morning, but I'm still taking things slow.

  7. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 8 months ago

    Beautiful story well told with a powerful lesson for everyone. Thanks, John. Thanks for the link, Chitrangada.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi MsDora. Thank you for reading this story. I am pleased that you found this a powerful lesson for everyone to learn.

  8. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 8 months ago

    I truly enjoyed your story and poem, John.  The images you created were also imaginative and perfect for this story about perseverance and dedication.  Thanks Chitrangada for sharing John's work with us.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Peggy, thank you for reading this. I am glad you enjoyed the story and poem, and that the images fitted the story well.

  9. aesta1 profile image90
    aesta1posted 8 months ago

    Enjoyed reading Heather’s story. I would have given up seeing the dark and dirty stairs. What a lesson this was for me. Thank you, John.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Mary. Good to see you. Thank you for commenting, and I am glad you could see the message in the story.

 
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