Eighteen publishers turned down his story about a ‘soaring eagle’. Macmillan finally published Jonathan Livingston Seagull in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than seven million copies in US alone.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a story about following your dreams even when they go against the grain. It’s about making the most of the life you have been given. In the story, Richard Bach uses the metaphor of seagulls flying to demonstrate that if we follow our dreams and achieve our dream goals, we too can soar. The book gives us permission to step into our greatness.
But very often we play it safe because often those who take the road less traveled are ostracized. No one likes to be the odd one out, so we try to be a part of the herd.
Quote: “Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” Richard Bach.