Trust me when I tell you, there are plenty of people who never thought they’d see an African American elected president of the United States. “Not in their lifetime,” they thought.
Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States should serve as inspiration to all of us. Partisan politics aside, it’s not about policy here. It’s about a black man being elected to lead the most powerful nation on the globe—and who among us thought that was possible?
It’s time for a little idealism, especially since we’re living in a time in which we could use a heavy dose. And while you’re at it, apply it to your desire to develop a career as a broadcast performer, an industry that, when you’re on the outside looking in, appears as though it’s sealed off by some sort of code.
Before you summon up some of that idealism and optimism, base it on a little reality. Watch the news or sports coverage in your neck of the woods and ask yourself, “Who are these people?” Are they ordained somehow? Are the blessed in some way that I am not? Are they necessarily better-connected or even more talented?
Remind yourself that those you are watching are regular people just like you. More times than not, the breaks that they attained were earned; that they achieved what they achieved as much on just plain hard work as they did on talent—and a little idealism.
Idealism helps to fuel dreams. Dreams help to propel you into achieving a goal. If you don’t visualize it, chances are you may not make it.
Barack Obama had a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream.
At www.marczumoff.com, a heavy dose of idealism comes free of charge. It will help you achieve your dream of breaking into the business as a broadcast performer.
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