He is the man behind various Golden Globe awards; record breaking stats and legendary leading roles to some of the world’s most popular movies.
Leonardo DiCaprio set hearts aflutter when he played, Jack in “Titanic”; he captured the attention of many as Jim Carroll in “The Basketball Diaries”, and most recently, set tongues wagging for his performance as Hugh Glass in “The Revenant”.
The poster child for great modern actors has however, never won the much anticipated icing on the cake for many actors—an Oscar award—despite being nominated for it various times and being part of a cast of numerous Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films. But with his recent Best Actor nomination for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony securely under his belt, is the wind finally at his back? Will 2016 be the year that Leo walks away with the golden statue?
The 41-year-old actor has always been a fan favorite and arguably deserving of the acclaimed prize, but no matter the Oscar-worthy performance, DiCaprio is always only “almost there”.
And how many people find themselves in the same situation? They have plans, dreams, goals and work hard for them, but no matter the effort they put in, they are always close but never close enough. So what do you do when you find yourself with an “almost there life?” and what examples can we take from Dicaprio’s attitude on what to do after missing out?
One: Stop looking backwards.*
PERSIST WITHOUT RESISTING
DiCaprio may not have the gong under his belt, but has carved out a pretty impressive career for himself. Imagine if he had given up after the first flop? We see from this how our focus must never be lost, and not to worry about yesterday or what will happen tomorrow.
The truth is that, the most important day of a person’s life is, today! What you do today is an investment on what is to come, but of course, you’ll never get to where you want unless you persevere— this is the key to success. You have to keep going!
Don’t allow yesterday to control you today. Neither should you allow tomorrow’s worries to keep you locked in a state of inaction because of anxiety or fear. The actions we take, the thoughts we have in mind and the visions we want to achieve; whatever is occupying our time now is what will reflect in our lives later on.
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