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The Top 20 Short Inspirational Quotes About Life
Why do we look up to our favourite celebrities?
Is it by chance or through hard work that the stars we love have reached their success?
Thomas Jefferson once said the following: "I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it".
Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lady Gaga did not reach their success by chance, they worked hard for it, and inevitably all became wiser through their journey to success.
Inspirational celebrities can make us want to do or create something that we've never done before, or they can inspire us to work harder to reach our goals.
Here are some reasons as to why and how celebs can inspire us:
Celebrities are often seen as good examples.
People know that actions speak louder than words and, thus, they look up to people who are worth emulating.
Most stars have gone through lots of ups and downs, but the successful ones encourage others and inspire them to work harder and to see the best in themselves.
They Share Their Wisdom
By sharing their own experiences, celebrities offer their wisdom and lessons learned to their fans. By talking about their personal hardships and past troubles, they can touch people who are going through similar circumstances.
They Share Their Stories
Celebs share their stories, no matter how embarrassing or shameful, because they're confident enough to do so! These stories are inspirational and can motivate others.
Celebs Know How to Communicate
One of the reasons why people like to quote celebrities so much is because they have a special way of saying things, and of sending a certain message: an inspirational way of communicating with others.
They say what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. If that's the case, then that definitely proved true for such as:
Lady Gaga was bullied merciless for a large portion of her childhood.
"I was bullied in high school for being ugly and having a big nose,"
Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone Magazine.
It is obvious that stardom did not come naturally to this superstar. However, Gaga worked on her music every single day, and this just shows how dedication and hard work can change your life, regardless of what people may think of you.
Similarly, although Oprah has been dubbed the richest African American of the 20th century, she did not come from money.
Actually, Winfrey was raised by a teenage single mother and had been born in poor circumstances. Oprah was abused a lot as a child; by her cousin, her uncle and her mother's boyfriend.
Leonardo DiCaprio was brought up in very poor and humble circumstances.
Surrounded by prostitution and drugs, he turned to acting and eventually became one of the most respected Hollywood actors of all time.
Top 20 Short Inspirational Celebrity Quotes
To put it in a nutshell, straightforward but nonetheless wise words from these inspirational people can motivate us to make positive changes in our lives.
This infographic by life coach spotter gathers some of the top celebrity quotes that will inspire you.
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About the Author
Rana Tarakji is a freelance public speaker, digital marketer and writer.