Michael Jackson – 4 Things to Learn From Michael Jackson That Can Help…
Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore who Michael Jackson was. He was and nevertheless is everywhere. The fact that his name nevertheless dominated news headlines a good week after his death is proof enough that he had an impact on millions of lives globally. Despite the controversies, mystery and perceived unhappiness, Michael Jackson, the king of pop was a superstar, successful in ways we can only dream about. What if any were his secrets to success? Here are four observations I believe contributed to his legacy, all of which we can apply if we choose to be as successful in our own right.
Michael Jackson was passionate:
He did what made him happy – sing and dance. When you love what you do, you will do in any case it takes to unprotected to your goals. It’s a excursion that will come naturally from within, so already though it may take you a while to get to where you want to be, you will enjoy the journey so much that you will not mind the time it takes to get there. Those who believe in the law of allurement will tell you that to be successful you have to be happy because when you are, you focus on what is working and the feeling of happiness that you experience. The more you do this, the more you will attract of the same to your life. If you want to be successful, do what you love. Connect with your passion. Be happy.
Michael Jackson was in touch with his inner child:
He knew that life can be outrageously fun, that it’s possible to be audaciously happy when you connect with your inner child. He had a child-like quality, a playfulness that helped him dismantle the contradictory beliefs that cover up this most precious knowing. His ‘Never land Ranch’ inspired by Peter Pan who refused to “grow up” was testimony to the fact that you CAN have life your way. The true act of growing up is recognizing that you CAN have everything you desire if only you will believe as a child believes, before we strip this magic from them. He may not have had absolutely everything he desired in his life but nobody attains perfection. He certainly seemed to be doing better than the majority of us. If you want to be successful do what Michael Jackson did, don’t take life too seriously. Believe anything is possible and believe in the highest good of all people as children do.
Michael Jackson regularly evolved:
He was a true innovator – continually re-inventing himself by time. It was this that made it possible for him to allurement to such a wide spectrum of people. He became his own brand which of course was totally rare. There was nobody like Michael Jackson, nor will there ever be. He stood out by taking risks. Not all his behavior was appreciated by everyone but his actions defined the brand that was him. He also maintained an air of mystery. One never knew everything about him nor what he was going to do next. This ensured that his loyal fans remained intrigued followers. If you want to be successful you need to express your rare character, be your own brand and give up needing to conform. It’s only then that you will be able to stand except the masses and be truly different.
Michael Jackson excelled despite his hardships:
His early years were difficult and challenging and missing out on a ‘normal’ childhood presented its own brand of issues, but he was successful despite this. Why? Because thorough down he was true to himself and the belief he had in himself. This always went deeper than any hardship he endured. As an adult he was often the subject of gossip and misunderstanding but he never let any of it keep up him down. Right till the end with a world tour just weeks away, he was about to appear out of the ashes like a phoenix and prove that he could survive anything. If you want to be successful, you too will have to release the need to blame others for your failure, instead rising above your hardship and succeeding in spite of.