Stephen King is one of the most known writers out there. Many of his writings have been picked up and transformed into films or TV series. Besides his writings, I’m fascinated about his ideas about what can we do to get better.
As you’ll see in the below video, Mr. King has a strong belief that we need to enjoy whatever we do in order to become better at it. I believe it’s not mandatory to love something to become better at it, but it will surely shorten the time because when we love something, we would want to spend more and more time with it.
Of course, he talks about rejection as well as being part of the process. I think that rejection is so frightening because it can shatter the opinion we have about ourselves. This happens mainly because the opinion we formed about ourselves is not solid. This is why I say we need to understand ourselves better. When we know our strengths and our weaknesses, we won’t be surprised when someone else points one out and also we would know if and when others are wrong.
You can find below a video made by Evan Carmichael with his view about Top 10 Rules for Success that Stephen King applies in his life.
I think that this is the toughest choice so far because I love all those rules. I’ll go with something different this time so I’ll pick rule #9 (Pass something on) because I believe we need to remember we’re not alone on this Earth and together we are stronger. What’s your opinion about these rules? What’s your favorite?
19 thoughts on “Successful People – Stephen King”
He is the king.
Yes, he is!
When I was in my 20’s, criticism and rejection felt like the end of the world to me. Now that I am in my 40’s, I see them as pointers that I need to improve something before I move to the next stage. It took me many years to get to this point. Stephen King is right about a lot.
Even though we hear that a lot, we find it very hard to truly accept it. But maybe if we hear it often enough, we get the point earlier in life. Thank you for sharing this experience with us! 🙂
I enjoyed the notebook story. A writer’s book of bad ideas. Lol I’m always jotting down ideas or Blog titles and he’s right. Looking back through that book i have to chuckle at a lot of those ideas.
My favorite rule? Be yourself. xx Thanks for the insight! xx
Thank you for reading and for taking your time to share your thoughts! 😀
My pleasure. xx
Love Stephen King! I am preparing for my fav. month of the year –October–by reading and reviewing ghostly, scary novels like ” The Long Walk” …which is a phenomenal book written by King.
Awesome! It sounds like you’ll have a great time! 😀
it’s a book I love! I read it in Italian a few times, never read it in English…so curios to see how much was lost in translation in the Italian version!
I agree with you we’re not on this earth alone and together we can accomplish so much more than alone. As long as there is passion for righteousness nothing is impossible!
Rule #9: pass it on…make them wonder ~ hmmmn
Make them wonder indeed! 🙂
You make me wonder. Thank you~
I hope it’s in a good way! 😀