The journey of the celebrities we look up to has not been a bed of roses. It was full of struggles. Making money is an uphill task. Today the lives of these people appear to be glorious and glamorous, but we must know about the hard work which got them to this position.
Surely, they were not born as they are today. A lot must have gone into their making. As Paulo Coelho rightly said, "And when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." These people must have faced hardships for sure. What we see today is their dreams coming true, not their journey. Let's find out about it.
Most of all folks, remember that we are all here for a purpose and mistakes are a part of life. Learn from them and get over them, asap! Have a thoughtful read people. Stay inspired! Lastly, if they can do it then why can't we?
Taylor Swift's journey to what she is today was filled with ups and downs. When she was a kid, she loved horse riding. Her mother had put her on the saddle when she was nine months old. But she also had an inclination towards poetry.
Her passion for poetry has got her to become a great singer. Amazingly, she was ostracized by her friends in school because she loved country music. In fact, she had no friends. But to overcome this, after reaching home, she would write songs and poetry. She did all this at the age of nine when her peers would struggle hard to muster a single line. It was her passion and perseverance that got her here. Where your heart is, there is your treasure!
The five members, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik, of the band One Direction, were initially solo contestants in the X-factor competition. Shockingly, all five of them were eliminated at the boot camp stage of the competition.
But later tasted success when they re-entered the competition in the groups category as a five-piece band! At that time who would have thought that these young chaps would become the Second richest celebrity in 2016? They are an epitome of the famous quote, "United we stand, divided we fall"
Can you think of a novelist to be world's third richest celebrity? Born to common parents, James has made the road to success himself. Often referred as the "Henry Ford of books" James Patterson, 69, writes in varied genres, from non-fiction to thrill to romance to children's stories to detective stories.
Moreover, publishers claim that printing a James Patterson book is like printing money! Whoaaa! That's stupendously fantastic! The success mantra of the world's bestselling author is that he works for 7 days in a week! Moreover, he encourages perfection and can go on to do nine drafts of a book. Recent release- Middle School:The worst years of my life.
Born in 1985, this Portuguese footballer's mother was a cook and father was a municipal gardener. Ronaldo's humble family origin is the reason why he is able to handle fame so well.
Ronaldo was quoted as saying, "All the boos and insults just motivate me training harder and playing better", after the controversy in World Cup. It is this attitude of the man which has got him success. He embraced his authenticity. He has proved that when one works from his soul, the critics won't hurt them.
Phil had his father as the mentor in his life. He was taught the importance of dreaming and do whatever it takes to make them come true. McGraw followed his dream by returning to college at the age of 40, to become a psychologist.
There were a number of obstacles in his life, from home/career changes to alcoholism and poverty to a rocky relationship with his father. Despite all this, Phil wanted to be like his father because he was able to overcome these problems. His dad's words are always etched in his memory, "Create your own experience. Make a decision and pull the trigger". Today, Phil is an American Television personality, author and psychologist. He is an inspiration for all of us rising from scratch.
It is no doubt that Kevin Hart is one of the hottest in the comedy business today. He is still down-to-earth and fame has not got to his head. This quality has brought him to this height. He doesn't mind making self-deprecating jokes and doesn't take himself too seriously.
The highest paid comedian didn't know success was round the corner when a chance to perform at amateur night in Philadelphia comedy club changed his life. He began his career sizing men and women for footwears. He "appreciated the contrast of life". Kevin understood that we cannot appreciate the good if we have not tasted the bad!
Catch his interview with Oprah Winfrey here
Howard Stern has risen from the hardships that most of us would have experienced in our life. He was able to rise from a painful childhood. He emphasized that one can get over childhood pain by coping with it, understanding it and learning about ourselves from it.
So, take an assignment today, think about your own shortcomings, weaknesses and insecurities and how you can make them your strengths. Think about how you can strengthen relationships with your spouse, children and most importantly, with yourself!
This great football titan's rise was not at all smooth. There was a time when his parents were able to afford expensive treatment of a hormonal problem as a kid, nor were any of the wealthy Argentine teams willing to pay for the young boy. His secret to success apart from his talent and fate can be his quality of concern and consideration.
Messi was not born with a golden spoon in his mouth, his father was a steel factory worker and mother was a part time cleaner. Messi has always been encouraged by his parents. We must be thankful to our parents for providing a beautiful life to us. So today, go home and make your parents happy. It is a feeling of pride that his parents are known with his name.
Born in Tottenham, North London, Adele started singing at the mere age of four. She was brought up by her single mother. Shockingly, no one in her family is musical and when in her teenage years, she was asked to sing the cover of 'Heart of Glass,' she realised she loved being called as a musician.
Ingham says that artists like Adele cannot be manufactured and a beacon of hope for the music industry. She achieved this by doing "her thing," becoming an inspiration to millions.
Rush, the entertainer survived a grappling career. He tasted success after countless failures. Some facts for you- 1. He has worked as a shoeshiner in a barbershop.
2. Due to loss of hearing and the need for a cochlear implant, Limbaugh cannot listen to music he was not familiar with, before 2001.
3. He was fired from a from Pittsburgh radio station KQV and was told to consider a career in sales instead. He learnt that "every experience, either good or bad, comes with a lesson".
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