Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The Most Valuable Gift an Artiste Possess (and it's NOT your looks and brains)
Very few people walking on the street are aware of this "gift". But if you are a true Artiste, you will know what this gift I am talking about. This gift is GIVEN to you on the day you were born. No, it's not your looks. This gift is extremely fair and generous, and every human being on this Earth is blessed with a fair amount. If you know how to use and master this gift, your life as an Artiste will be one full of beautiful experience and joy. But if not, you hate yourself for wasting this gift.
What on Earth am I talking about? OK, come closer. Let me whisper to your ear, so the answer does not escape in the air. Come closer, so I can tell you clearly what you have been missing all this while, worrying and fretting for nothing. This special gift I am talking about is time. Yes, time! It's a gift that you cannot touch but only feel its presence. If you don't use this gift, it will slip away without you knowing. Ever read the quote "how time flies in a blink of an eye?"
How old are you now? Is this the stage of life I saw myself 5 years ago? Have my dreams of becoming an artiste realised? Is this the life I am aspiring to live? Have I taken any actions in fulfilling this dream of mine? Time is a gift that requires YOU to take ACTION. Doesn't matter if your age is over 35 or under 18. NOW is the time to START. Forget about your past failures and regrets. (no progress can be achieved from dwelling in the negatives)
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. Jesse Jackson
Take an Artiste Training Course, start reigniting your passion for acting, modelling, TV presenting or singing at this moment. Request learning from someone who is experienced in helping you realise your dream. The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson There's a warning sign at the back of this gift box and it reads "Once the time is gone, you can never take it back"
*Below are some of my favourite quotes on time, and hopefully it'll inspire you to take action on your dreams of becoming an artiste.
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol
Dost thou love life? Then waste not time; for time is the stuff that life is made of. Benjamin Franklin
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. Captain Jean Luc-Picard played by Patrick Stewart, from the film "Star Trek: Generations"
By labor we can find food and water, but all of our labor will not find for us another hour. Kenneth Patton