Famous people: together, we go places!
Seven days of thankfulness online feels amazing! Today was a good day, and I feel that my desire to focus on gratitude in the past seven days has influenced how I felt throughout the day.
Although I felt the urge to go back to some of my old ways at some point, being consistent with thankfulness, even when I didn’t feel inspired has allowed me to reap positive results.
In order to bring out the best version of yourself, you need to be surrounded by the right kind of people. Not perfect people, but individuals who can encourage, teach, inspire and stretch you so that you can reach for the stars. The kind of people who understand your journey because they too have been through what you’re going through. You'll need people who will keep you topped up with motivation, knowledge, and inspiration so that your success or achievements remain sustainable without destroying who are. Do you always have such kind of people in your life? Most of us want to learn, sharpen skills, and stay informed, but the kind of people I’ve mentioned aren’t always in our networks. Most of our friends are pursuing different careers or experiencing different challenges at any given time. They could even be experts in their own field, but not ours.
What do you do? Truth is, if you want to excel in everything you do, you need knowledge. They say the main five people you surround yourself with often determine how far you go in life. In my experience, you don’t always have that perfect number of people around you. Does it mean that the dreamers are doomed? I think not.
Today, I’d like to be thankful for some of the world-class teachers, knowledge distributors, experts, encouragers, motivators, eye-openers and leaders who have inspired me to get to where I am today. I’m talking about famous people who have helped me rediscover what I thought I’d lost, thanks to their inspiration.
Almost all of them have written books, produced videos, films or written music that has opened my eyes or even shape my thinking. Information is now widely available to millions of people across the globe. I am thankful that I have access to the right kind of information when I need it.
Here are just a few of the people who made an impact in my life, without even realising it. It’s not an exhaustive list at all, and certainly not in order of importance.
The celebrity list in my book!
I certainly wasn’t expecting to write this much when I started working on this article as part of my 30-Day Gratitude Challenge. I thought I’d acknowledge some of the people who have been influential in my life, although from a distance. I’m lucky that I have people who serve different roles in my day-to-day existence, but sometimes, you need a different outlook to get to another level. The people we know may not always be the best people to help us achieve our dreams, they too have their own paths to follow. Personally, I thrive on good information and knowledge and hope that my gratitude list will be meaningful to you, in some way or another.
I have an even longer list of people to be thankful for, such as natural hair sisters on YouTube, website designers who share tips and tutorials, content creators, leaders from different religions and backgrounds, movie producers, musicians, actors and many others who continue to enlighten me. Without their knowledge and experiences, I don’t know where I’d be. I am grateful that sometimes, even strangers and famous people can be a part of our personal journeys, and help us see the way.
Are there any famous people who have touched you, and inspired you along the way? I hope you can take a moment to be thankful for everything they do. Remember, it's not just about watching or reading what they say, it's about putting it into practice.
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