Ninety-nine percent of young folks reading this right now desire to be famous, successful, rich and make headways in the entertainment industry someday. And there are so many people out there aspiring to be like the celebrities we all see on media platforms and social networks.
I know exactly how it feels and I have people I look up to in the industry including those I hope to become like in the nearest future. Just like I have a dream, I know we all have dreams too, and I know a lot of us desire a good life, a richer life, and the famous life.
Yet, have you sat down to ask yourself these questions; why do I want to be a celebrity? Do you desire it because of the fame, the money, the cars, the parties, and the vacations that come with it? Or do you desire it to make an impact in the lives of others?
Desiring the good life isn’t bad, after all, who would not want such things? But there is a life beyond the celebrity life and most of us fail to commit to the process it takes to get there; the hard work, the sleepless nights, the detours, the crises, and the loneliness. The list is endless and there is always a price to pay for anything.There is a life beyond the celebrity life and most of us fail to commit to the process it takes to get there; the hard work, the sleepless nights, the detours, the crises, and the loneliness. Click To Tweet
The celebrities you admire out there may portray the good life to you on the outside but do you know what goes in on the inside? Have you ever been bothered to ask yourself or find out what it takes and what it feels like to be in their shoes and keep up with their high lifestyle? Are you ready to sign up for that?
Many have given up their privacy, marriage, body, soul, and freedom to become public figures and to earn blue ticks on Instagram because as the saying goes ‘a public figure is subject to the judgment of the public’. Many of them do all kinds of things to remain relevant in the industry and stay on top of their game.
Things like publicity stunts which we are all accustomed to. Many do hard drugs like marijuana and cocaine to get inspiration, confidence, and so much more. I know of an international artiste who admitted that he used drugs to create and produce all the songs in his recent album which became an international success and hit song.
There are many artists and public figures out there that even go diabolical just to gain fame and success in the industry; others engage in illegal activities to fund their careers and passions amidst other things.
This is with no intention to scare you since there are other people in the industry doing things the right way that we could all emulate, but life is all about choice and you get to choose your path but ensure you choose wisely because the entertainment industry is no child’s play.
You have to fully understand that it takes a lot to break into the industry, become successful, and remain relevant at what you do. It takes more than talent, hard work, and dedication. It takes commitment, sacrifice, and consistency.
Make sure you know your why and know what impact you will like to make because many have come, many have gone, and many more will still go but it’s your legacy that remains.
I know a lot of people hustling to become a celebrity someday and many who are still struggling to enter into the entertainment industry, this is not bad, because everyone is looking for ways to make it in life, but mind you that you are going to give a lot in other to attain that which you desire.
Do not forget where you are coming from and do not be carried away by the flamboyant lifestyle and flashy things that are capable of distracting you from your major purpose. There are a lot of responsibilities that come with the status of being a celebrity, it’s beyond money or fame, and if you are not careful it could either make or mar you.
Know when to draw the line and when not to so that you don’t make wrong decisions that will lead to your untimely exit.We all are on a voyage of discovery to unearth the never-ending infinite of knowledge. Don’t get lost in the crowd. Click To Tweet
I urge you to define your goal, be smart, and be wise because it is all in your hands. We all are on a voyage of discovery to unearth the never-ending infinite of knowledge. Don’t get lost in the crowd.