Many celebrities agree – it’s important to not only be successful, but happy.  Pursuing a career in entertainments takes hard work, motivation and dedication, but it’s important to remember to take care of your health and happiness in the process.

So, while you’re working your way to the top, it’s important to remember to recite positive affirmations and keep your head up.  Here are a few quotes about success from some of your favorite stars, which drive home the importance of maintaining balance and staying true to yourself.

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself…

Leonardo DiCaprio – “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you are further along in life than most people.”

Meryl Streep – “The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.”

In other words, don’t conform to the standard of others if you want to stand out from the competition.  Just be yourself, be unique, and be unforgettable!

Try and Try Again…

Dax Shepard – “Success is just a war of attrition.  Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess.  But, if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.”

Will Smith – “Don’t let success go to your head and failure go to your heart.”

Rejection is part of the formula for success.  Don’t give up, get back up.  Allow each “no” to teach you something about yourself, your performance, your craft.  Use it as a learning tool to do better next time.  No matter how you feel, get up, get out there, and keep going!

 Do Something that Matters…

Oprah Winfrey – “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

Game-changers stand out in entertainment, it’s true.  But, this doesn’t mean you can’t also be part of a game already started and gain some significant experience.  Many stars choose roles they feel are diverse and challenging, or that teach them new things.  They want to do something that makes a difference.  Living a life of significance automatically equates with success, and it’s important to remember to pay it forward once you reach the top!

 Don’t Forget to Have Fun…

Audrey Hepburn – “You can only hope to get a combination of happy work and a happy life.”

Perhaps the most important advice.  Remember to maintain balance.  Take care of yourself so you can stay in the game as long as possible.  And, don’t forget to have a little fun along the way!

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