– By Milton Katselas “This is a funny and serious book for those who long to excel at whatever it is they love to do. Milton Katselas tells you in specific terms what to do to become you at your best. I love the book and will be sending it to all my kids and several strivers I know.” – Gregory Peck “While containing many practical, common-sense ideas for jump-starting a career, the real spirit of this book is deeply affirming of our humanity and power of choice, and compellingly teaches that courage is the quality of every quality at its highest testing point.” – Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D., Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
With a stellar list of successful actors and actresses who have been taught or directed by him, Milton Katselas believes that anyone in any profession – executives, teachers, custodians, nurses, carpenters, mechanics, secretaries – is a potential artist and can become a virtuoso. “The secret to banishing your doubts and turning your dreams into realities is the persistence, tenacity, passion, involvement, caring and resolve that pushes people to accomplish the impossible.” DREAMS INTO ACTION encompasses Katselas’ passion for life, his dedication to hard work, and his ever-emerging spiritual philosophies and beliefs. His enthusiastic, no-nonsense approach offers simple, practical, down-to-earth advice to help anyone confront their limitations and convert them into triumphs. “You and your uniqueness are all you need to be a winner. The key is to find out how to take advantage of your personality and exploit your uniqueness.” He cautions, though, that unless you are truly motivated and willing to work hard, you may only achieve your dreams in your dreams. By shooting down the “ifs, ands, or buts,” Katselas tosses obstacles and excuses out of the way and describes how to get what you want by taking some essential first steps: develop the specific concept of your dream or career, learn how to make the choices that will lead you directly to your goal; break down old systems and habits; get along with others; and avoid “the flinch,” a concept Katselas describes as “the destructiveness of not executing your actions.” Each chapter includes exercises to help readers put this information into action. “Treat [your career] like you’re climbing a mountain. Don’t look up. If you’ve just finished writing 10 sentences of a children’s story, don’t look to the fact that you still have 10 more pages to do. Get interested in the writing and celebrate what you have done.” To take a life – your life – and steer it in the direction you would like, toward the career you want and the fulfillment of your dreams. This is the journey – the only real journey. For those who want to turn their dreams into reality, DREAMS INTO ACTION boldly demonstrates that change is possible. Change and the ability to bring about change are what this book is about.