The Size of Success

eddieandhattieThough this picture is very small, I wanted to lead this post with it because in more ways than one it signifies success. From left to right are my mom Norma, my father Eddie, actress Louise Beavers, Louise Beavers’ father, Academy Award Winner Hattie McDaniel, and unfortunately I have not identified the woman on the far right. This photo was taken about 1939.  Eddie, Ms. Beavers and Ms. McDaniel were role models of success in the entertainment business, especially in the African-American community. My mom had begun to achieve success as an opera singer. My daughter, Melony (a success in more eyes than just mine), loves this picture.

I have realized over the past few days that success for me is finishing the book about my father’s life.  Relatively speaking, it’s a small thing. Thousands of people have written books. But today I actually felt successful. I had the motivation and the ability to search out information and put it down on paper. My skills with a laptop grew along with my need to use a laptop. Every person has the ability to succeed in life, whether it be on a grand scale or on a less than grand scale.

I have learned that success is achieved with the help of others. I never thought that I would receive as much help as I have during this process. From the beginning of my research for my book, through the writing, the proofing, until today, I have received support and encouragement from people I have met along the way.

Of course, it’s not finished yet. I am working on a Book Cover design (with help). And I have to get a picture taken of myself for marketing purposes (which means I need a new outfit, a manicure, hahaha). By the way, the title of the book is: Eddie Green – The Rise of an Early African-American Entertainment Pioneer.

I started my very first blog post back in 2014 with this sentence:  Best-selling author, Dean Koontz said, “I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” I wanted this blog to help others determine the skills or abilities they possessed. I hoped to be able to help determine what motivates each individual person, and what it means to succeed in life. Hey, if I can do it………..

Thanks, for stopping by.

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “The Size of Success

  1. I just want to say that I think you are an amazing person. And when your book is published, I’m definitely going to be buying a copy. And who knows, if you ever come to Canada for a book tour, hopefully I’ll be able to get it signed! Congratulations and keep going!

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    1. Wow, Kay thank you for the compliment, you definitely put a smile on my face. And you know I will have to travel, which I did not consider when I was writing the book, so maybe I will get to Canada. It’s all kinda scary, but knowing there are people actually waiting to buy my book helps keep me moving forward. And if I get there, I will look you up!

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  2. Very good ispiration. I got that when ai readed this then I know, how ever succes need relation. And the most imoportan I thinks we must writing lot of our idea and try to selected what is the good Idea for our target. So succes should be need support minimum our spirit and motivation from our shelp that the best support.

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