If you have a dream to be something big, you should go for it, but you got to give it everything you’ve got. You got to wake up, and you got to eat it, breathe it, see it, every second of the day. And if you do that, you might be lucky enough one day to wake up and be playing the halftime show.
Sometimes the best lessons and wisdom come from the most unlikely places.
A great example came from Lady Gaga during the Superbowl. While everyone before the show was talking about her performance (and delving into whether it would be political or not) and then after talking about the performance itself; they failed to miss one of the greatest lessons on how to achieve your dreams.
As with all Superbowl's, there is a lot of hype leading up to them with media days and press conferences, interviews, and events.
During this time, Lady Gaga hosted a press conference with a number of big media stars and fans asking her questions.
It was during this time that she said something was truly inspiring and truthful when it comes to going after what you want.
She was asked a question about her preparation for the show and here's what she said:
I am going to have to say that the preparation for this show is the show business version of the athlete. We have our own set of criteria that we go through myself, and my dancers have been training for months on this. For two months, we dedicated our time to creating the story of the show, creating the musical score, and then we created the set, what it would look like. Then we choreographed the actual dance routine. And then we choreographed the pyrotechnics.
Additionally, to all of that, we go through an extensive amount of training so that I can sing and dance at the same time for the show, for 13 minutes.
What I would say is that what you’re watching at the halftime show, it’s not easy. And I say that because I want young people at home that are watching, when they see it --if you have a dream to be something big, you should go for it, but you got to give it everything you’ve got. You got to wake up, and you got to eat it, breathe it, see it, every second of the day. And if you do that, you might be lucky enough one day to wake up and be playing the halftime show.
You just read one of the most succinct and straight forward pieces of advice for going after your dreams and success. And further to that, reality and wisdom as well.
If you really want something, a big dream or goal, you DO have to give it everything you've got. You do have to eat it, live it, breath it, see it, every second of the day. But, you know what? You can do all of that and in the end still not get exactly what you are after. As Lady Gaga said, "you might be lucky enough." And that is the thing about life, success, and going after your dreams. Nothing is ever guaranteed and nothing is ever guaranteed to happen the exact way that you want it to.
What I can tell you is that if you truly live it, see it, breathe it, give it everything you've got, and are committed to it; you are going to reach new levels. You are going to go places you never thought possible. It may not be exactly what you expected when starting out, but that is the exciting thing about going after your dreams. Sometimes you can do even better and sometimes you can succeed in a totally different way. Either way, you can change your life. So, go for it...give it everything you've got.