Shhh! Secret Life of a Princess

Random, provoking thoughts from a self-confessed princess :: with focus on motivational learnings from the media. I hope to inspire everyone to be the best they can be

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Projecting Your Voice to the World

Scanning through the pages of the newspaper of how our quintessantial singer, Penny Dai have been awarded the Malaysian Book of Records for the most number of songs personally written by a singer. I remember how I used to hum to her music everytime I watch "Meteor Garden 1". Boy! I loved that show. The song expresses so much emotion and compassion one could just feel the tears flowing through its melody. Little did I know that the song was sung and (gasp!) written by our own local artiste who have now made it big in Taiwan and Hong Kong. After the show skyrocketed to top rated show in Taiwan, her name was ubiquitous in the music scene. She was indeed a local import we are proud to have and she indeed deserved all the accolades she received.

Not many can rise from being good to great or excellent. The secret to do it is by tapping onto your talent and projecting it to the world. Just like how Stephen Covey (author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) quoted "Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs." Everyone have their own voice, one's "unique personal significance" and by using that to its highest potential, you will be respected and honoured for it. This is the art of self-actualization.

One greatest artiste who had done that well is Jay Chou, top Taiwanese male singer at the moment for writing, playing and singing his own songs for the past 3 albums. He expressed how he would not talk much but used music as a method of expression as he knew that was the only way he could project himself. Look where he is now. These are people who know where their strength lies, focused on their passion and enjoyed sharing their passion with the world. All of us can do it too and I am not only talking about those in the entertainment arena. They might be in the spotlight for their exposure to the media but people from other fields have done the same.

Just like what George Lucas said after the phenomenal success of his epic "Star Wars': "If you want to be successful in a particular field of endeavor, I think perseverance is one of the key qualities. It's very important that you find something that you care about, that you have a deep passion for, because you're going to have to devote a lot of your life to it."

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