Originally Posted by Marvinq
Doesn't your signature say, "Quitters never win, and Winners never quit. But those who never win and never quit are idiots"?
What do you tell people who have no chance of ever realizing their dream, should they keep pursuing it blindly? Ever see American Idol where a contestent would try out, proclaiming that this is their dream, their destiny and they will provail. Then they are shattered when they are rejected, crying that they now have to go back to work at "Taco Bell". If she would have concentrated on other aspects in her life she wouldn't be working at Taco Bell!
When should they quit and try something they have a better chance at attaining?
First, i've never seen Americal Idol since i'm not from the USA, but i have an idea of how it works since in my country there's a similar program.
It depends from person to person; the person doesn't has a nice voice, is ugly (i'm sorry, but there aren't many ugly superstars around), and doesn't has much creativity and charisma, he should forget bout it, or he will spend many years trying to achieve this dream, but will never have the success he wants. In these cases my signature saying applies "If you never quit yet never win, you're just an idiot for having thought that you could have achieved this dream".
People have to go for things that they have at least some potential to achieve. Some people on American Idol have it, others are in the wrong place; their dreams should be something else, something where nature has given them natural gifts that give them chances of succeeding.
Originally Posted by Sam988
You got it very right. Massive action combined with the belief that one can achieve what he dreams about is the key to success in any endeavour.
Those are the key to success, but there are cases where one will need more than those to succeed, as in the American Idol case. It's like a guy with an IQ of 80 having the dream to be the next Einstein and come up with revolutionary theories; it's just foolish and not going to happen.