Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born on April 24th, 1982. As the original American Idol Kelly has had a number of struggles to prove herself in her career. Starting out she had no one, as she was the first Idol winner and did not have the support from many artists in the industry. Despite this she has powered on, and has had a career spanning the last ten years. Â Here are some of the things she has learned along the way.
“You’re unique. Nothing about you is like everybody else.”
Value that about yourself and market that. Trying to be someone else does not set a mark for yourself as we already have one of whoever you are trying to be, so why do we need another? Kelly does not try to be someone she is not; she knows who she is and that is what she puts across for her fans. If someone does not like that, that is their decision, just as long as you’re happy with who you are.
Confidence Is Seen, Not Heard
When describing confidence, Kelly said that it is seen and not heard, and to truly be confident you need to be happy with yourself. How you feel about yourself is what people are going to see, and if you are not confident with yourself then you are not going to how that; no matter how confident you act with your words.
Honesty Is The Best Policy
For Kelly honesty is an important thing in life. She would rather be honest than malicious, which is something that many people like about her.
You Can’t Win
The title of one of her songs, it was inspired by the fact that if you are trying to make everyone happy you will never win. Some people are always going to question your actions and not like what you are doing, so just do what you want to do and make yourself happy regardless of those people.
Just watch Kelly performing live – she has fun with it. It does not matter if she messes something up, just as long as she enjoys it and so does the audience. Having fun in life and not taking everything so seriously is a far better way to live life than just living it seriously and never having fun.
“God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.” Â Life may throw you things which you may feel like you cannot handle, but if there is a higher power out there then they know you can handle it as otherwise it would not have been handed to you. Stressing will not help and will only make it harder to handle.
You Are Only Human
“I donât really ever get nervous. Whatâs the point? Iâm human so of course Iâm going to mess up sometimes.” As Kelly said, we are all only human and we are going to mess up and make mistakes. Do not worry, stress, or get nervous that you make one mistake; just keep carrying on and do not worry about it. Everything does not have to be perfect, and being perfect and never making mistakes only makes you less human.
“You are who you surround yourself with.”
Surround yourself with people that are good for you and have similar values, beliefs, and attitudes. This will benefit you and how people see you. If you are hanging around people who are not like you then you are going to change and become someone you are not which will not be pleasant for you. If you are pretending to be someone you aren’t, you will forever be worrying about this mask and keeping it up so that people don’t see the real you, causing you to lose perspective on what is really important for something that will never last.
“Be the best âyouâ that you can be.”
No one can do better than their best. If you are trying to be famous, and actually make it, do not expect it to last. There is always going to be someone new coming into the scene and taking that popularity away from you. That is just life, and it is not the end of the world when it happens. There is no point trying harder to prove yourself to be better than them.
âI never said I was a ‘good girl.’ I’m not a bad girl. I’m just normal, and that’s what I’m going to be. There’s no bad girl with whips and chains that’s going to come out. I think people like me because I was myself.â It is why people like Kelly and it is why people will like you. The truer you are to yourself the happier you will be with your life, and the more other people will enjoy being in your company as you will be able to then surround yourself with people who are like you.
Do Not Worry About What Everyone Thinks About You
I am not sure that Kelly would be the person she is today if she was worrying about what people think about her. She speaks her mind, even if what she’s thinking is completely random, regardless of what people are going to think about it.
âMy winning is getting to perform. That’s my victory.â
Winning is not the important thing, it is the performing and giving something to others (in Kellyâs case her music) which has given her a real victory. It does not matter what you do in life, you will find success and victory in doing something you enjoy and making others happy.
“Fans are the real reason why every artist is here. People forget that sometimes, but it’s the one thing I’ll never forget!” The people around you make you who you are and help you get to where you are today and where you will be tomorrow. Never forget that and appreciate them for the help they are providing.
Eat What You Want To Eat
Within reason of course, but there is no point in starving yourself or eating non-stop. The media likes to play the weight game of saying what is skinny and what is overweight, and often someone of a healthy weight like Kelly will get classed in the overweight category. She does not let that affect her and neither should you. The media is wrong and their standards are not healthy. Some of us are naturally skinny, whilst some of us are naturally larger. Â It’s just a part of life, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Being Insecure is Normal
It is normal to have moments of feeling insecure, it just makes you human. Use that to move past those moments and do not dwell on it as that it will not make it any better. Use your insecurities to push yourself further and make you work harder to reach your goals. âThe thing is, nobody makes you feel bad; you make yourself feel bad. Everybody’s a beautiful person because there’s no one like you, and that’s unique. Nobody’s like me and nobody’s like you. It’s great for girls to realise that. I know that school can be tough, though. Just realise that you’re special.â
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