What it takes to achieve success when the odds are against you?
Emma Stone has the answer. She is one of the most talented actress in this generation. Her hard effort pays off by winning the best actress for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA award with one single role. Hollywood people love her. But behind the scene we found the secret of success of Emma Stone. Below are a few tips to apply in your life if you want to be successful.
Following your dream is your most important decision
She dreams of becoming an actress at 4 years old. As a naive kid, she didn’t know what it takes to achieve her dream. However she wasn’t give up on that dream. She knows the power of believe in her talent. That’s why she took years of voice classes for theater until she become her best version. Against any odds she bet in the power of ambition. Her childhood dream was the motivation that give her the mental strength to overcome any challenge. She stands for herself and her strong character bring her the reward she’s been looking for.
There’s no success without perseverance
Like her role in La La Land, her path to success was not smooth. She’s been rejected many times in numerous auditions after she moved to California. She has all the excuses to give up and change career. However her perseverance results in her first recognition with her role in the comedy Superbad. So many would not persevere when they realize the time it takes to succeed. Emma Stone was stubborn. When she sets her mind into doing something, she did. After waiting for more than 5 years to reap the harvest of hard effort, she discovered a new world of opportunity and she knows there’s nothing more important to achieve success than dedication and the determination to empower herself and persevere until she succeed. No wonder that her mental strength keeps her going through hard times.
No college degree does not equal not a valuable person
Dreams make you take chances that can bring you opportunities. Emma drop out of school and move to California. She didn’t know the cost of this decision but she realized she wouldn’t able to achieve her dream if she stayed focus on every obstacle. When it come to choose between her career and her dream life, she did not go for the easiest way. She did not let people judge her by her education level or any standardized test. She preferred to take online school and pursue her acting career at the age of 15. Emma proved that talent has no value in a piece of paper. She just go after what she want while ignoring any assumptions of other people. Being smart and talented has nothing to do with her college degree. She shared her gifts to the wold and she became the best version she could be as an actress.
Anxiety and panic attacks would discourage many people to pursue an acting career. But Emma Stone became friend with her fears and she used id to feel more alive. She said: “When I was about seven, I was convinced the house was burning down. I could sense it. Not a hallucination, just a tightening in my chest, feeling I couldn’t breathe, like the world was going to end. There were some flare-ups like that, but my anxiety was constant.”
Emma Stone challenge herself. She decided not to settle for less but to take actions that move her closer to her dream. It was hard to go to therapy day after day, but it was an important step for her to get over the anxiety and panic attack. She didn’t give up her passion and dreams because of obstacles and setback. However she believed in herself, she kept faith that one day she would be rewarded for her dedication and hard work. She faced her fear, she gets better. This is how she takes a step closer to her success.
In La La Land Mia sang “Here’s to the ones who dream, Foolish, as they may seem”. Emma Stone herself was this fool. And this fool, holding the little golden man in her hands, prove to the world that there is nothing wrong for being a dreamer.
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