Whenever I need a reminder of how important dedication is to reaching your goals I think of Victor Hugo.
He started writing Les Miserables in the 1830s and finished it 17 years later.
I can only imagine his level of dedication. To start a project that would take almost two decades to complete seems almost incomprehensible to me.
Yet his dedication paid off. His book has been generally considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.
It’s an epic that’s been told and retold countless times to millions of people in mini-series, movies and musicals. One popular version even came out last year.
Would he have reached so many people if he hadn’t been so dedicated to finishing his story?
Thankfully most goals don’t take anywhere near as long as it did for Victor Hugo. His is a very extreme case of dedication. [read]