JIS News

Principal of the Carron Hall High School in St. Mary, Dottlyn Dawes, has challenged Jamaicans to go for success, and not to wait for success to come to them.
Miss Dawes, who was guest speaker at the recent launch of the book, ‘How A Playa Got Played’, written by Natalie Ferrison, at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, noted that success starts in the mind, when persons tell themselves that they are a success.
“Success is a state of mind; if you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Success is a journey, not a destination. It doesn’t come to you, you have to go for it. To succeed, one must believe that he or she can, and your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Remember that success is for those who have the aptitude to see far down the road,” she said.
Miss Dawes pointed out that there are major traits that must exist before success is achieved. “In order to be a success, one must have a vision. A vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others, and when you see that picture, then you conceive what that vision should be. After conception, it is time to achieve it. Whatever your mind conceives, you can achieve it. Build relationships and surround yourself with people who can share your vision,” she added.
Meanwhile, Miss Ferrison told the audience that she wrote the novel in three months. “I was told that it took seasoned writers two and three years to publish books, so I would not be able to do it – but I did it,” she said.
“This book is about showing the mistakes that I have made, and I hope that you will learn from those mistakes, and that you will be more wiser in the choices and decisions that you make for you personal life,” she said.