I recently watched this YouTube video labled “Don’t strive to be famous, strive to be talented”. It was a Ted talk of course and it was given by actress Maise Williams, who is most known for her role as Arya Stark on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
I think since I finally watched GOT and am currently watching House of The Dragon, YouTube keeps recommedning me ANYTHING related to them.
Anyways, here’s a link to the video: https://youtu.be/TTYOpfGvlwc
Cool! She was really promoting her platform “daisie,” but overall I think in an era of attention seeking, controversial headlines, and clout chasing, this is still some awesome advice. Don’t strive to be famous. Strive to be talented! I’d just wanted to talk about a few things concerning the Ted talk along with some of my personal thoughts and experiences.
Talent gives you confidence
Maise talked about how acting and dancing let her express herself regardless of her anxiety or insecurities. I think that’s a good thing for us all to remember. Things we work hard at and try to develop in terms of skills and talents allow us to be confident and proud of ourselves. You get a better sense of peace, happiness, accomplishment, and self-assurance when you are sharing your talents as opposed to just being famous. Remember, you’re not always popular or famous for good things.
Take opportunities to do something
Whether you know you are good at it or even like it, try it. Try anything and everything, because you never know what could turn out to be something you like. Something you are great at! In all my schooling, I never really thought I could learn a 2nd language so I never took any language classes. Then, all the sudden, I was moving to South Korea and not just studying the language but speaking it with locals. You never know! Try it all!
Collaborate – don’t be afraid to share your talents
This one can be hard, especially for me. And especially if you’re someone who isn’t sure whether they are good enough to expand and share these things about yourself. To that I say, who cares! I have a hard time with this, but it’s one of the reasons I started this blog. I needed to “get out there” a little and find “my community” and I think I have. I don’t know if I’m that good at writing this kind of stuff yet or if anything I say is worth sharing but I love learning from everyone I follow! It’s a great opportunity to practice, network, find new work, and learn!
Showcasing your talents and creativity = the best kind of self-promotion
Social media is interesting. I think we get to see a lot of people showcare their talents and hard work. And then we see a lot of other crap that I don’t know what to do with. I learned that instead of using social media to show what you look like or what you buy, show what you do. I think that’s a lot more interesting. It’s that deep level of interaction and self-promotion that social media is really for.
I know I need to work on a lot of things but I’m happy that I can truly express myself somewhere (here). A place where I can practice my talents! Thank you so much for reading my thoughts about talents, fame, and social media. Have an awesome day!
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