Well, American Idol Season 12 judge, Keith Urban, was able to do just that over the course of his very successful career.
Keith said he is loving the American Idol experience, telling Terri about the talent shows he participated in as a child as young as the age of 9, “I performed a country song and there was a guy called Bernard King, he was a judge, he had no filter.” Keith memorized exactly what he said to him, “I desperately encourage you to escape the mediocrity, get out of country western, get into real music, otherwise you’ll end up sounding like Dolly Pardon and be absolutely useless.”
Keith clearly proved him wrong! He went on to say, “I think a lot of the naysayers in our lives, end up being far greater fuel for our fire then the believers…I see it on the show with us..”
I couldn’t agree more. Many performers from all walks of life – not just the performing arts – have continued to pursue their dreams with dogged determination and passion. If you have the drive and the talent and, more important, the vision, you truly can achieve success in your chosen profession.
The key here is – never give up! Ever, ever!
Another case in point: superstar Michael Buble. Before he was discovered, he was slugging away, singing his big band music for 10 +years, when he decided that maybe he should just “throw in the towel”. No one was biting.
But his wise manager at that time, a female of course (wink, wink), said to him something to the effect that it was his decision and his career. However, she warned him, don’t come crying to me when another singer becomes famous singing your style of music because you walked away from a career you believed in.
Shortly after that, the legendary David Foster discovered him and the rest is history.
Pretty cool, isn’t it? What a smart, savvy woman and, more important, what a caring influence in his life.
Therefore, to all the Keiths and Michaels out there, keep the dream alive. This goes as well for the Keithettes and Michelles! Ha!
Now about you? Do you have a success story to share? Please add your tale