You cannot. You should not. You probably will not make it. You’re not ______ (insert another race). You are not rich. You are not connected. Be reasonable. Be logical. What are the odds? Do something else. Why can’t you just be a _________?
You’ve heard it all. I’ve heard it all. And it does not matter if you want to dance, photograph, teach, or sing. If you want, you can. If you work hard enough, you will get results.
There are reports Michael Jordan did not make his high school basketball team. Cindy Crawford heard she’d never make it with her mole. Madonna was rejected by a small record label, months before a major signed her and she became the highest selling female recording artist of all time, according to Guinness Book of World Records. In 2008, Billboard ranked her #2, only behind The Beatles, as the most successful recording artist of all time.
Here is a found copy of Madonna’s rejection letter. Remember this the next time someone puts you down or your doubt yourself.