The moment Susan Boyle shared her incredible voice with the World she gave everyone the belief that their dreams could come true.
Susan Boyle’s story for so long was that of mediocrity one that I know so many people can resonate with.
Then, in August 2008 everything changed. She auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent. She said that she aspired to become a professional singer “as successful as Elaine Paige”. But as soon as they saw her, the audience began sniggering, excitedly expecting a comedy moment vintage piece of car-crash television. Except that it didn’t quite work out that way. She sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables. She left to a standing ovation and within six minutes the clip of her singing had gone round the world on YouTube. Programme judge Amanda Holden remarked upon the audience’s initially cynical attitude, and the subsequent “biggest wake-up call ever” upon hearing her performance.
Have no doubts we all witnessed the life transforming moment that Susan Boyle experienced in front of our eyes on TV. At 47 years old everything would dramatically be different from this moment forward.[youtube video_id=”jca_p_3FcWA” width=”640″ height=”360″ ]
We evidenced the event that proved ‘the never give up philosophy. Boyle had used all of her savings in 1999 to pay for a professionally cut demo tape, which she sent to record companies, radio talent competitions, local and national TV. Boyle began taking singing lessons from voice coach Fred O’Neil in 2002, hoping to improve her chances of fame. She made several amateur recordings for benefits and local performances, won several local singing competitions but seemed resigned to only local notoriety.
Many times people give up after meeting failure. They are unable to handle the rejection that comes with it or the frustrations it causes. Their mission to achieve their dreams of success is abandoned for ever. This wasn’t Susan Boyle’s way. Her achievements serve to prove to us, inspire and strengthen our dreams. She shows us anything is possible if you keep on going. She never gave up, and opportunity took her to Britain Got Talent auditions.
Her performance there led to the release of her first album , I Dreamed a Dream, released on 23 November 2009. It became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time selling 411,820 copies. In the U.S., the album sold 701,000 copies in its first week, the best opening week for a debut artist in over a decade. That was just the start …
In May 2010, Susan Boyle was voted by Time magazine as the seventh most influential person in the world.
Susan Boyle is awesome example of dreaming and believing in yourself. And most importantly never, never giving up on your dreams of success.
One final piece of her story further evidence of the never give up philosophy is that Susan was born on April 1, 1961 with the doctors telling her mother that her baby daughter probably suffered brain damage and “It’s probably best to accept that Susan will never be anything, Susan will never come to anything, so don’t expect too much of her,” But, “What they didn’t know was that I’m a bit of a fighter, and I’ve been trying all my life to prove them wrong,” Susan wrote.
Let her story inspire you to keep going for your dreams.