When Tyra Banks decided to pursue a modeling career, she faced opposition. She was called “too ethnic” and was told by one company that they already had a black model. When she finally landed a deal with an agency, she was able to book more runway events than your average newbie–25 to be exact.
It seemed as if things were turning around for Tyra as she worked in Europe. However, Tyra’s vision of beauty did not align with that of her modeling agency. She began to gain weight, and decided against losing any of it. Instead, she decided to move back to the States and continue her modeling career there. As you know, Tyra broke many barriers and developed quite the career.
Maybe you’re thinking you can’t be success because of what “they” said. You may be wondering if you should just give up your dream altogether. Remember this: the road to achieving your goal will be filled with ups and downs. Don’t kill your dreams because of what “they” said.
Here are three things that helped Tyra become incredibly success over the years:
- Believe in yourself.
Even when she was rejected, Tyra continued to search for companies that would see her talent. When you are rejected, don’t lose momentum. Keep going until you get a yes!
2. Be yourself.
Don’t allow others to define who you are. Tyra didn’t conform to the industry’s definition of “beautiful”, and you shouldn’t either. Be comfortable being YOU.
3. Share your gift with others.
When Tyra “made it”, she found ways to help others. Tyra founded TZONE, a group dedicated to helping improve the self-esteem and independence of young girls. As you continue to pursue your dreams, don’t forget to give hope to those still on their journey to success!
Reflect on some things Tyra did to become successful. How can you apply these things to your life?
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