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Richard Bach Gave Me Determination
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - A Book That Changed Me
Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a book that I'll always remember reading. It was given to me by a friend who had a glimpse into what my life was like growing up with a step-parent that was.... let's just say it wasn't the happiest of childhoods. This book couldn't have come at a better time for me.
Never give up on getting a book published, as this one was rejected by more than one publisher.
This novella was first published in 1970, and by 72 it had hit the top of the New York Times best seller list.
Self-Help Spiritual Novella - An Inspirational Classic
When I first read this book it made me look at my own life, dreams, ambitions, and desires in a totally different light. It left me with a feeling that I could and would make something out of my life, reach my goals, and hopefully let others know that they could too.
This book is available in hardcover, paperback, eBooks, and in audio books.
Reach for the stars. If you want to soar like a bird in flight all you need to do is believe. Anything is possible.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Have you read this book?
"Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly."— Richard Bach
Neil Diamond - "Be"
I think Neil Diamond did a wonderful job with the soundtrack for the movie Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Richard Bach ended up suing the film company as he was disgusted in the way it was executed. Some books should be left as books and not made into movies.
What I Got Out Of This Book
Everyone is different and people pick up on different things in books that they read. Like I said above, this book came to me at the perfect time in my life. I was 19 when I read it the first time.
- When I was a child I was constantly being told by my step mother that I was stupid. Deep down inside I knew this wasn't true, but hearing it over and over does tend to kill any self-confidence one has. Reading this book somehow pushed me to go after what I wanted in life.
- Just because you cannot draw worth a spit doesn't mean you're not artistic. I've found through my writing, poetry, stained glass, ceramics, and cooking that I AM ARTISTIC.
- If you want something bad enough, go after it. You may fail at first but keep trying. You'll learn from failing and I truly believe that in order to achieve, we must all fail at some point. Keep at it, you'll surprise yourself.