Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a star? Perhaps a thousand thoughts must have crossed your mind on stars and how they got to stardom. Well, little will you know that most times, it doesn’t take much struggles to become one, and neither does it cost a lot of fortune as well.
In fact, if you care to know, most stars and celebrities you can talk about or name were not always the most brilliant guys as it were, most never made the top of the class, but what made them stand out? What has made names like Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Ben Carson, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Thomas Alva Edison, Michael Jackson etc. to ring bells each time they are mentioned? What has distinguished them from other people in their race, location or respective fields?
I hope not to only show you ample hints, into the lives of stars, but to also share enough to launch you forward on your road to stardom. Enjoy!
Key Factors that make Stars
1.Confidence:The most striking virtue you will ever notice in the life of any famous character or celebrity is a strong sense of confidence. Figuratively, a star is meant to shine in the sky, and that is a great height above the ground.
So definitely, to go as far as shining above the majority, you need a strong level of confidence. Stars were not born with it, they have passed through their low times ,but they have learnt to build their confidence level to a very high point,where they can stand and give their best to those around them. Remember, If you do not believe in yourself, then, who will?
2. Character: Real stars are men and women of noble characters, they are not always ‘perfect’ people but they are set of individuals who have looked beyond the barrier of self-centeredness to how they can harmoniously exist with others in their immediate environment. You need to periodically review your character, understand your temperament with its strong points and weak points and how you can relate with and coexist with other people. Super achievers understand the value of great character strength and they develop it. They pay attention to developing important characters like consistency, diligence and hard work which drive them towards their goals. You too can!
3.Relationship: ” Life is all about relationship”. The saying is true ,stars believe exactly that and live around it. Every celebrity understand the value and power of relationship. I have tried to examine this from different perspective under an acronym R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P.. as it is treated here;
R-Real people: We meet real people every day and we interact with them at work, in the marketplace, treasure your relationship with everyday people.
E-Employer/ Employee: This relationship between employee or employer as the case may be puts food on our tables, it defines the level of productivity or result we achieve in life and career.
L-Lovers: The romantic kind of relationship. This is another important level of relationship among other types of relationship. The love life or relationship between a lady & her lover is an important one…A star must be able to handle this.
A-Associates: This is another level of relationship which could exist in a professional or work environment. A good understanding in handling this level of relationship is essential for maximum productivity.
T: Teachers/tutors (or Mentor) : Whether you are a student or in business, your relationship with those who have been in your field before you cannot be quantified, If this is well nurtured it can be a wellspring of wisdom and a ladder for greater accomplishments.
I-Intellectuals: They are always around us. No man is a paragon of all knowledge. Identify and appreciate them
O Opinion makers: Opinion is free and every man is entitled to his, you must be able to relate to people who make and share opinions either by compliments or as criticisms it comes a lot with being a star…
N Negative People : no matter what you say or do, there are people who just wouldn’t see the rainbow nor the pot of gold at the end of it…so handle that!
S: Spirituality: Spiritual people.. Your relationship with these people matter… no matter your religion there are spiritual people and your interaction with them opens your mind more to spiritual truths. After all, you are first of all a spiritual being..
High Profile People: These are the decision makers…You have decided to become a star, so you must be rewired to relate with people at this level. Some of this people will be your proverbial gatekeepers!
I: International people: I will say it again “ You were meant to be a global brand never die with local content” .You must be able to relate with harmony with people of varying languages or culture…Remember the commercial “..the world is your stage” as a star!
P:Positive minded people, we all need them in our team-the optimistic dudes who believe in the dreams and opportunities ahead
High Performers understand the principle of effective connection and active networking and they utilize it. Never forget ,in life you need somebody, who knows Somebody that needs what you have and has what you ,so be more positive and hospitable. Network and Connect with people every day and every time.
4.Opportunity:Stars always have the exceptional abilities to spot and recognize opportunities and when they see none they create them. You too can look around, go online, the opportunities are there and even within you. Spot them and utilize them.
5.Dreams: Stars are great dreamers, they dream great dreams . Simply put a dream is a conception of what you desire , a future reality .Stars have clearly set goals , they dream and are obsessed by their dreams. They take action and follow their dreams. Conceive a dream today, if you don’t have one, believe it, visualise it, pray about it. You must love your dreams so much and never be afraid to live it out daily. Follow your dreams!
6. Learning : “
stay hungry;stay foolish
” _Steve Jobs. Those were the last lines of Steve Job’s popular Stanford commencement speech
. Star performers are not necessarily always the wisest but they one thing in common- they usually pay attention to learning and are always hungry for knowledge. These people are usually committed to their chosen field as much as they might know a bit of everything, they usually know much more about one definite area. I challenge you today to read a book, learn a new language, skill expand your information or knowledge base and grow your mind!
Remember ‘information will always make the difference, wherever an observation is made’
7. God: Every super star or high performer have always enjoyed the backing of a supernatural being, unsurpassable in intellect and wisdom. He is God- the almighty; too big to be defined in this little article, He makes all things. He made the small stars and the super star making them to differ in their shining strengths and the limits to which they shine. If you look well, you will see that every genuine star acknowledges a great God. IF you will be the super star that will shine forever you must acknowledge and partner with this great GOD! He made the stars and he can make YOU too!
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