As a young teenager, I listened to a woman who was confined to a wheelchair give a motivational talk. In spite of her physical challenges she had achieved great things. I don’t remember all of what she said, but one thing has stuck with me for all of these years. She encouraged us to “Reach for the Stars,” saying, “If you reach for the stars you might make it to the moon, but if you only reach for the moon, you might barely make it out of the atmosphere, and if you only try for the sky you may not get past your roof top.”
I don’t remember who this woman was or what she had done, but her words have come back to me time and time again, motivating me to always try to be the best I can. Remembering what she said has given me the courage to try new things and to face possible failure. If we let the fear of failure stop us from trying, we will never succeed. Often, it is what we learn from our failures that gives us the experience and knowledge to finally succeed. I am reminded of Thomas Edison, who despite hundreds of failed attempts while inventing the electric light bulb, persevered until he achieved his goal. I don’t doubt he evaluated each failed attempt and made calculated adjustments until he found the recipe for success. In your quest for success, remember to always reach for the stars and set your sights high. Who knows, you just might come down with a handful or stardust!
This book signing schedule feels like stardust in the palm of my hand. When I set foot in that first Costco store and asked to talk with the manager, I had no idea what kind of response I’d get. For all I knew, I could be barking up an empty tree. At that moment in time, seeing my book on the Costco shelves felt as far away as the stars.
Each store listed represents an initial visit to introduce myself to the manager, follow-up visits and phone calls, many emails between Costco headquarters, my distributor and myself, and of course the all important answer “Yes” from both the manager and Costco corporate. I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity to share my book with so many people, and I hope to see some of you there!
(All location addresses listed below)
July 11, Wednesday: Hillsboro, Oregon Costco 11a.m. – 4p.m.
July 17, Tuesday: Aloha, Oregon Costco 11a.m. – 4p.m.
July 25, Wednesday, Lehi, Utah Costco 11a.m. – 6p.m.
July 26, Thursday, Orem, Utah Costco 11a.m. – 6p.m.
July 27, Friday, Lehi, Utah Costco 11a.m. – 6p.m.
July 28, Saturday, Orem, Utah Costco 11a.m. – 6p.m.
Come see me if you can!
1255 NE 48th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
15901 SW Jenkins Road
Aloha, OR 97006
198 North 1200 East
Lehi, UT 84043
648 East 800 South
Orem, UT 84097