When Christopher Maloney walked onto Britain’s X Factor stage on September 8, 2012, he was a nervous wreck. His hands were shaking so much he couldn’t hold the microphone still. Earlier, while standing in line outside, he had said, “It took me five years to actually build up the courage to apply. I’d download the application form, fill it out, put it in an envelope, but rip it up every year.” Fortunately, he found the courage to mail that envelope in this year because when he started singing The Rose, the song that was played at his dad’s funeral, he moved the audience to tears.
I like Christopher’s audition and his story because God only knows how many talented people are out there, hiding in the shadows of life, too timid and fearful to step out into the spotlight and share their gifts with the world. If you’re one of those people, please don’t wait one more day to start living your dream. Even if success stays just beyond your reach, you will have been a success simply for making the effort. More importantly, you won’t get to the end of your days regretting that you failed to follow your heart.
Commit yourself to a dream. . . . Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle—he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Click here to view the best acts from The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.