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When you watch the endless parade of glamorous celebrities sashaying down the red carpet come awards season, it’s easy to assume they’ve all had fame and fortune handed to them on a plate – blessed with the right genes, born into acting or filmmaking dynasties.
Likewise, it’s tempting to assume the country’s leading literary stars are from the kind of wealthy academic backgrounds where a place at Oxbridge is a rite of passage.
But while it’s certainly true that a great deal of the world’s most celebrated talents have had a helpful start in life, it is by no means a pre-requisite for success.
For many, there was no meal ticket. In fact, for many it was the hardship and challenges of their humble beginnings that turned out to be the very driving force behind the realization of their dreams.
And these are the successful people that provide us with the greatest inspiration – those who have achieved success despite their circumstances not because of them, those people who, through determination and tenacity, have overcome adversity to reach their goals against all odds.
And it’s not hard to see why given that this idea forms the backbone of most of the films we watch and novels we read. Imagine if Nemo never strayed from Malin or if the Wicked Witch of the West gave Dorothy a lift back to Kansas on her broomstick at the beginning of the film.
So next time you feel like giving up on your dreams because great things never happen to people like you, take a long look at the stories of successful people who hit rock bottom before soaring to the top of their game - anonymous
My thoughts on facing adversity and succes:
When I fail at something I very much wish to succeed at with all my heart, when things are looking grim, when live beats me down as it’s so apt to do and I feel alone in a crowd and depressed and angry, I need something to rekindle my motivation, my inspiration and my wish to be successful in life. Whenever I lose sight of who I am and who I want to be I always look towards the truly great, to the people who had the entire world conspiring against them to make them fail in their chosen goal. People who, in spite of all the pain, misfortune and heartache grabbed their lives goal by the horns and conquered it with such an incredible journey and results I can't but help to admire them.
Inspiring words that never fail to help me push forward in moments of doubt:
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! - Sylvestor Stalone, Rocky
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way that it is, and that your life is to live your life inside the world and try not to get into too much trouble and maybe get an education, get a job and make some money and have a family. But life can be a lot broader than that when you realize one simple thing, and that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. You can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don’t live one; build one.” – Ashton Kutcher, inspired by Steve Job
Your brain is like a circuit switch. Once you believe you are something, you actually embody it…you embody that feeling. If you were god forbid in a coma and you woke up and you did not really have a memory and you were told you used to be a navy seal and they want you back now when you are healthy. Do you think you’d act differently and hold yourself differently, conduct yourself differently and have a different self-concept of who you are than if you were told you were a piano instructor? Being successful in life as all about having the proper believe system in who you are. Truly believing that you are something unique, something special in that field. If you truly believe inside of you that you are one of the best actors in the world you will be entirely different than if you are like "I hope I'm good". Your expressions will be totally different. Your tone of voice, you’ll talk in a more convincing fashion, you will use your natural voice instead of a scripted one. You'll be more emphatic, you'll be more real, more relatable. Our brain is like a circuit and so if we introduce it with the proper wiring then you are going to go straight to your target. If you are unsure of who you are then your dreams and goals will never become a reality. Everyone has mental doubts in life, internal conflicts. Even the most successful people that you look up to but they don’t live there. It’s how you handle those negative thoughts in that exact moment and overwhelm them with positive action and that comes with this upmost confidence in yourself that you can handle the situation and trust in yourself that you are better than the moment - Jaret Grossman
Top fifteen favorite quotes:
1: Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions - Paulo Coelho
2: Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body - Joseph Addison
3: Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go - E. L. Doctorow
4: You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people - Zig Ziglar
5: And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss - J. K. Rowling
6: Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him - John Locke
7: You fail only if you stop writing - Ray Bradbury
8: There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves - Will Rogers
9: Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone - Amy Tan
10: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them - Ray Bradbury
11: I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it - Ernest Hemingway
12: Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar - E. B. White
13: Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation - Graham Greene
14: Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way - E. L. Doctorow
15: If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing - Benjamin Franklin