“God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it.”
–Shirley MacLaine, awarded Best Actress for Terms of Endearment in 1983
Last night Kevin Spacey did an amazing job hosting the TONY awards. If you’re anything like me, you LOVE watching people get recognition for the hard work they’ve done. I’ll admit, one of the reasons I moved back to New York City was so I could be more involved in plays, musicals, productions, and photography in all of the ON and OFF Broadway productions.
What I love the most about watching these award shows is seeing the speeches right after people have won and paying attention to what they attribute their success to. I am endlessly fascinated with what makes people achieve their dreams, what causes people to push through limiting beliefs, and the amazing gifts that passion and perseverance can bring into our lives.
When I go to see live performances, or watch someone in action who is a pro at what they do, (from my hair stylist…to the famous chef with a restaurant just down the block from my apartment and everyone in between), what I see again and again about people who are living their dreams is that they: