Things we can all learn from American Idol
Just in case you think you're the next internationally-acclaimed talent du jour, here is a cautionary tale. Don't forget you don't need a stage in front of 44 million people to have influence.
- Not everyone can sing/play in a band/produce a film/bake a cake and earn millions for it. Get over it.
- Some people's talent is judging others' talent. Use your powers for good and not evil.
- You can get by on name recognition alone, and not talent. But you may need plastic surgery to do it.
- Sometimes the wisdom of the crowd speaks truer words than you do. Or sings them better.
- Sometimes the wisdom of the crowds is nothing more than fickle lemmings who didn't like your outfit.
- You won't always win. Show grace and aplomb; you may yet get that sweetheart deal.
- Creativity can make or break you. Sometimes in the same moment. Own your decisions, whether the judges (or critics) love you or pan you.
- People are fickle. They love you one week and hate you the next. Rise above.