At 52 years of age George Stratford was sleeping rough on a park bench, jobless, penniless and feeling too old to make a new life. Then one morning he woke with a start, haunted by the thought, " what would my mother say if she could see this bum i have turned into?"
It made him think. He stopped feeling sorry for himself and became determined to sort himself out. He thought of the novel he had started several years earlier and never completed, and affirmed his intention to finish it and get it published.
His imagination wandered to his dream of becoming a novelist. How wonderful it would be to be a famous author.
Then he took action. He enrolled at a local college to study English, and the following year won the place on an advertising course after submitting the first two chapters of his novel. Then he spent the last of his savings on the train fare to London to take up a work experience placement at a top advertising agency, and despite sleeping rough at this time, was taken on by them on a permanent basis. Simultaneously he wrote a minimum of 1,000 words a day until his novel was finished.
The culmination of George's efforts which began with the thought which i prefer to call a question " what would my mother say if she could see this bum i have turned into?" was the launch of his novel, " In The Long Run", and at a star-studded reception in London.
See how a single thought change his life forever. Remember this said by Henry George, " Unless there be correct thoughts, there cannot be any action, and when there is correct thought, right action will follow"
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