Celebrities these days often land themselves in hot water by making stupid remarks. Maybe it the fact that reporters are more intrusive these days and websites like Twitter allows us to hear their thoughts 24/7. Or maybe it has always been this way.
However, celebrities, who have often worked their way up from the bottom to get where they are today, also have very smart advice.
Here are some life tips from five top celebrities.
1. Donald Trump
Having defied the odds to win the presidency from Hilary Clinton in 2016, despite never having held political office before, The Donald had some sound advice about work. Talking to an audience in West Virginia after he took office he said:
“In order to be successful … you have to find out what makes you excited. What makes you want to get up each morning and go to work. If you love what you do and dedicate yourself to your work then you will gain momentum. And each success will create another success”
2. Joan Rivers
One of America’s greatest comedians, the late great Joan Rivers had some brilliant one-liners and was known for her self-deprecating humor and life advice. Many of her jokes speak more truth about life than some of the serious speeches given by politicians or actors.
“People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.”
3. J.K. Rowling
The best-selling author who rivals only Shakespeare and Dickens in popularity as a master story-teller has a lot to say about the world and the messages found in her Harry Potter books. Here is an extract from her commencement address to graduates of Harvard, entitled “The Fringe Benefits ofFailuree and the Importance of Imagination.”
“On this wonderful day when we are gathered together to celebrate your academic success, I have decided to talk to you about the benefits of failure… So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.
I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.
Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea.
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
If this is not inspiration to go back and earn that college degree you always wanted then what will inspire you!
4. Tom Hanks
The life of actors is never easy. Just ask ex-Bond girl Denise Richards in this interesting read. Or indeed Tom Hanks. One of America’s greatest actors and an all-round decent guy, known for his roles in films like Saving Private Ryan’s and Toy Story. In this q,uote he reflects on the power of his own industry and its capacity for good.
“Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.”
5. Clint Eastwood
The outspoken actor is never shy with airing his opinions and his films are full of his straight-talking, no-nonsense agenda. Here is his view on the cynics amongst us.
“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”
With all the stresses that modern day society brings like the internet it can be easy to feel lost. But don’t despair taking some time out to listen to the sage advice of the people you look up to and change your life for the better.
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