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Monday Morning Motivator: The Inspirational Story of Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle's story should motivate us all!

One of the best inspirational videos ever
- Susan Boyle – Britain's Got Talent 2009

First, check out the video of Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent from 2009; then, read the prologue from her book:

Originally published on Oprah.com

My name is Susan Boyle. A year and a half ago, if you weren’t from Blackburn, the village in West Lothian, Scotland, where I have lived all my life, you would almost certainly never have heard of me. Today you’ve probably heard all sorts about me, some fact, some speculation, some pure invention, so I’m writing this book to tell my story from my point of view, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

Every story has a beginning and maybe mine started when I was in my pram forty-nine years ago. Whenever my mother put on a record, she noticed that I would sway slowly in time with the ballads, and jiggle faster to the rhythm of the quicker tunes. Or maybe it started with the toy banjo she bought me when I was a wee lassie. I used sit in front of the television mimicking Paul McCartney when the Beatles were on Top of the Pops. But I’ll go back to all that a bit later.

For you, my story probably started on 11 April 2009 when I first appeared on television, but it was actually a couple of months before, on 21 January, that they recorded the Glasgow audition for Britain’s Got Talent. I’ve been on quite a journey since then, and it was actually quite a journey getting to the audition itself…

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