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The Way to Success: How Madonna Made Out

Madonna's way to success

The New Year is here. For many of us, a new year is a new beginning. This is the right period to start making the changes you think you need in your life. In fact, procrastination can be your worst enemy, for it won’t let you pave your way to success. Remember how many great ideas you have canceled during the previous years? Your dream is really different from anyone else’s but success can only be achieved through hard work. To prove you this, I decided to tell you a few things about how Madonna made out.

The reason why I chose Madonna is that virtually everyone seems to know her so well. Yet there are so many things we might have missed out. Actually, hers was not an easy path. However, she is now considered as one of the richest celebrities in the world with an estimated net worth reaching up to $650 million according to different sources.

Up to date, the superstar has sold more than 250 million copies of her albums. She has released 12 music albums so far. She is the most certified artist of all time in the UK. Madonna has received 45 awards from the British Phonographic Industry as of April 2013. Also, she has topped VH1s lists of “100 Greatest Women in Music” and “50 Greatest Women in the Video Era.” Madonna has also won several Guinness World Records, one of them for being the world’s top-selling female artist of all time.

“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”

Madonna

But did you know that Madonna was born to a Catholic family in Bay City, Michigan and then moved to Rochester Hills with her family? The loss of her mother when she was only five might have impacted her decision to make the world hear her story. At some point, she rejected her religious background and soon moved to New York to improve her dance skills. She was a passionate dancer; The University of Michigan has offered her a dance scholarship.

You think it was easy to settle in New York? Huh! Still, she managed to start her career as a singer. She released her first album “Madonna” in 1983. Madonna did not care about who was criticizing her. Her performances were full of freedom and controversy. She was experimenting with erotic and religious choreography. Well, most often, she would do them both at the same time. And yes, she dared to say “f*ck” on national television. Unstoppable, isn’t she?

“I have my work and my faith… If that’s boring to some people, I can’t tell you how much I don’t care.”

Madonna

Most of her first albums helped her become an international star and paved her way to success. While back in the 1970s she joined a rock band, she then founded her own one in 1980 before releasing her first album. Eventually, Madonna and Steve Bray broke off from the band. They started writing their own music which was ‘80s disco and pop.

Madonna is currently a world-famous singer, choreographer, actress, writer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She has proved that having a strict religious background or coming from a small town has nothing to do with your chances to achieve success. Look, anyone can do it! It’s all about how much you want to achieve something and how much effort you are ready to invest. In fact, your dreams are what can get you through even the worst days. They are the reason for you to wake up in the morning and try again. And eventually, they are what make your life worth living. Be sure that if you try hard, one day you will become an inspiration to others like Madonna has been an inspiration for many.

 

 


Also published on Medium.

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