Many young people want to achieve great things but have no idea how to begin. Perhaps they want to go into a prominent profession but have no idea how to get there.
has written this book for aspiring young people. She reports on
twelve successful people, investigating the skills they needed to
learn as well as the challenges and triumphs that made them
successful in their field.
of these people had anything in their childhood that would have
marked them as successful. None had the advantages of wealth or
social position. Many of them had to overcome great obstacles in
their life. America's first African-American governor, a survivor of
the Iran hostage crisis, a successful Hollywood actor, and many more
share their stories.
common factors to success are found. Education is emphasized,
including in the classroom and on the job. The role model of their
parents is valued. And there is a commitment to a rigorous work
ethic. All were committed and focused, even at a young age. They
recognized challenging opportunities and faced them with
life lessons came out of Johnson's study. Do more than what is
expected of you. Setting goals is essential, as is a strong belief in
God and having a relationship with Him. Also necessary is living by
biblical principles and realizing the importance of faith in daily
successful person adds Words of Wisdom – inspiring statements
relevant to their success. That is followed by suggestions on what an
individual needs to do now to take the same kind of path to success.
book would be an encouragement to any young person who desires to
achieve great things but feels disadvantaged or has no idea where to
begin. Find out more at www.howdidtheydothat.org.
Tompkins Johnson works as a government affairs manager for a
major U. S. energy company. She has also worked in broadcasting and
television. She volunteers for several civic organizations and is
active in her church. Find out more at
Son Publishing, 160 pages.
received a complimentary copy of this book through the Book Group
Network for the purpose of this review.