WINK YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
I once heard Oprah Winfrey saying in one of her talk shows, “Your fame only implies that more number of people know you than they know others.”
True. If more number of people know you (than they know others) for a good reason, you are obviously hailed as ‘famous’. On the other hand, if more number of people know you for a wrong reason, you are damned as ‘notorious’!
Often, people try to become famous by moving heaven and earth; but, they just don’t get there… And, sometimes, just by a ‘wink’, someone does…
Logic may not explain that phenomenon… Maybe Luck does!
How else will you explain this phenomenon called ‘Priya Prakash Varrier’ – the 18-year-old girl who ‘winked’ her way to overnight-fame?
My friend, Dr. Deepak, had a very witty way of telling the young ones, that they should not expect to get success or fame just the way they expected to get an instant coffee… “It takes twenty long- years to become an overnight success,” he would drill into their heads. The message, obviously, was: “You have to dream and slog - work hard and work smart… You have to fall and get up, fall again and get up again… You have to be patient, persevere and hang on there… till you make it.”
The young ones (and the old ones) who have made Priya famous overnight, are now left wondering: “Is it ‘twenty long-years’ or is it ‘twenty short-seconds’ that makes us famous or successful overnight?”
There is a lot more to success than getting more eye-balls. Priya is young… But, when I hear her speak to various TV channels, I am happy to see, that she is aware of this truth. I am sure, she will not get carried away by this frenzy and will tread cautiously in her career. It’s not the kind of success she truly aspires to achieve… “It’s surreal,” she confesses.
Lady Luck needs to be wooed by all of us, just the way Priya wooes her Valentine in the viral video. But, I still pray, ‘May it take twenty long-years and not twenty short-seconds to succeed’…
It’s solid, and it’s real… that way, you see…
Meanwhile, let’s relish this fresh breath of air called ‘Priya Prakash Varrier’!