Friday, September 10, 2010

What's wrong--and right--with Idol contestants

If you try out for American Idol, do you have a healthy self-image, a death wish, talent, or a blind spot?

Who knows—maybe several of those.

One thing you do have is nerve. And nerve is not such a bad thing these days. It takes a lot of grit to get along.

You may also crave attention. This can get to be a negative. Remember, Narcissus stared into the water so much he fell in and drowned.

Even William Hung made money with his “badness.” His lack of talent was his talent.

People like to pursue a dream. It’s healthy to try.

Most people fail, one expert says, not because they don’t have talent, but because they give up too quickly.

Still, making lack of talent your talent—that’s tricky stuff.

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