Life is a test to figure out what is the best for us: to hold on or to let go. It is in our nature to hold on to things that may no longer be better. One of the most important lessons life teaches us is to let go. This can be seen through some of the most successful celebrities:
Celebrities With Sad Life Stories
A name that is known to the entire entertainment industry is Beyoncé.
“I was brought up by my mother trying to please and make everyone comfortable and I always felt like it was my job to fix the problem: People pleasing,” she stated. Aiming to please people is something we all seem to do. We want their validation. However, Beyoncé went beyond that and stood her ground and faced conflict head on when people did not agree with her. This gave her the place of a superstar.
The most famous name in world is Eminem: the God of Rap.
Eminem was born to a young teen mother and faced the absence of his father just 6 months after he was born. Growing up without a father put insane amounts of emotional pressure on him. Furthermore, Eminem faced the loss of his first daughter and the breakup of his long time girlfriend.
Eminem did not give up on his rap. Although his first album did not hit off, he learnt from his failures. That is what has brought him to the spotlight.
Faced with the separation of her parents right after she was born, Oprah faced many problems in her lifestyle as a result of being poor.
Oprah did not let these tragedies affect her dream. The heartbreak of her parents abandoning her and her merciless lifestyle did not get to the best of her. She sets a powerful example on learning to let go of one’s past in order to focus on the future.
The billionaire has faced this difficult decision on his venture as well. Bill Gates’ first company, Traf-O-Data was an objective failure. Bill had poured his immense work and effort, including resources into building this company. Ultimately, due to business failure, the company fell.
If Bill had not learnt to let go of his previous company, there would be no existence of Microsoft in today’s world.
Although notoriously known as the second best footballer, precede by Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is the strongest example of how we should learn to let things go in order to achieve and live our dreams.
Although Messi’s successes are always foreshadowed by Ronaldo’s, the footballer has never once held it against him. Being always put second does a lot of emotional damage, however, Messi learnt to let his losses go and although Ronaldo has success and fame, Messi still holds an inspirational place in people’s hearts and teaches them the importance of letting go.