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The Oscars

"We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life" - Viola Davis, Academy Award Winner.

Often times we admire the lives of those we see on television and we automatically assume it is success over night. When new faces arrive on the big screen we assume that it is their first big break. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Many people who achieve great success in their lives have had to stumble, hear the word "No", and make the decision to keep going forward. It takes a higher level of belief in yourself and your craft to continue after being told you are not good enough multiple times. Most people in the entertainment industry have been through a number of trials that ultimately did not stop them from achieving there goals. The characteristic twins that every successful individual must have is consistency and discipline.

The twins consistency and discipline go hand in hand simply because both are dependent upon one another. If you have the desire to change anything about yourself or the world in which we live you must adopt the twins into your every day life. The different actors, actresses, special effects, etc associated with the Oscars all have a beginning. In entertainment there is such a thing as continued success but not rapid/overnight success. Rest assured each individual walking the red carpet put in time, energy, sweat, blood, and tears to be where they are. It is admirable and not a career path for the weak.

Dear Students,

As you watch your beloved actors and actresses on television, take a page from their book of hard work and preparation. Know that success does not come easy and is earned by those who are relentless about their goals. Seize every opportunity as one to learn more about yourself even in times where outcomes are unfavorable of what you expected. Seek your truth in the process. Learn the life lessons while going on your journey of growth. Most importantly remember to keep going, keep learning, and keep growing.

-Dean Felder

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