Let’s face it, we all have a favorite celebrity. It doesn’t matter if it is an actor or actress, a sportsperson, a business man or a musician. We have someone we look up to and aspire to be like them. There really is nothing wrong with that, in fact, it can drive you to success in the long term.
The thing to bear in mind though is the reasons you have chosen a particular, for want of a better word, idol?
It is always heartwarming to hear about actors or actresses who came from nothing and were catapulted to stardom through hard work and perseverance. There are many like that who overcame adversity to reach stardom. Many of the richest celebrities were once battling from day to day to make ends meet, just like you and I. Doesn’t that give you a sense of hope that there is a hope for you to achieve whatever you wish for? Never give up.
When you hear the words “the richest celebrities”, your mind automatically wanders off the actors or musicians, however, sportsmen and businessmen alike are celebrities in their own right and should never be ignored. If you take for instance Steve Jobs or even Mark Zuckerberg, they pretty much started out as nothing, but they had a dream and stopped at nothing to see that realized. Steve Jobs, a college dropout who was told he would amount to nothing sure did prove his haters wrong. He had his eyes and mind firmly on the finish line, he never deviated, he never negotiated, he knew what he wanted and that was it. Of course, there were many who called him obstinate and pig-headed which aren’t always good attributes but in his case that was simply who he was.
At the end of the day you can read the glossy magazine or follow the earning of the rich and famous, watch the mark they are putting on the world and marvel at how they reached the position they are in. In life you should always have goals for yourself, someone who you aspire to be like, someone you look up to and mirror. Who you choose as your mentor is up to you. Perhaps you are an avid computer buff who has a dream of creating a new system just like Steve Jobs, perhaps you want to grow a brand that is used by billions worldwide just as Bill Gates did, or perhaps you aspire to be a tennis star or country singer. Whatever it is, find a public figure whose life mirrors that of your own somewhat and see how they persevered, struggled and never gave up in their pursuit of a dream. Yes, maybe you won’t reach the levels they did or achieve the successes they did but your small victories are yours, you earned them.
There are many celebrities throughout the world and yes, you will be able to relate to many of them but you will find that there is one that will always stand out. One that tugs at your heart strings, one that seems to have lived your life. That is the person you aspire to be, that is the person who will drive you to your own personal stardom. Run with it.