In case you haven't heard, this video right there is considered one of the worst songs ever. Sure, fine. I've heard some bad singing on YouTube before. It isn't that big of a deal.
This video got over 8 million hits.
When have we gotten to the point that really awful is really good? Any old-time American Idol fans thinking of William Hung, too?
So what is it about these people? I've certainly posted stuff on my blog, and on YouTube that isn't necessarily great and wonderful and I don't have anywhere near this amount of popularity. Is there something we can learn from these people?
Of course there is. Somewhere in here is a key to success. These girls have found it. William Hung found it. Fifty Shades of Grey certainly found it, too. No, these people may not be as popular 20 or even 1 year from now. But they experienced the type of success that most of us may never experience.
These people, and all the others like them, have something in common. What is it?
First, confidence is everything. Whether or not you have a basis for that confidence is an entirely different beast all together.
Just look at the videos of these two girls and of William Hung. And even read the interviews with E.L. James (who professes she is not even that good of a writer). Despite what these people may proclaim, the confidence is there. Some have it spilling over so much its making the rest of us sick, some are a little more modest.
What matters most is how you see yourself. Of course, these two girls take it to a completely different level.
But in reality, if you see yourself a certain way, your behavior will exhibit that. These girls thought of themselves to be hot. So they made a video about it. Self-image is everything. If you proclaim yourself to be crap, that is what you will portray.
So, no matter what you feel about these "instant" success people, you have to admit they obviously had fun doing whatever it was they were doing. It may enrage you to think that their success was so quick and easy while the rest of us struggle each day. But, really, just try not to focus on that so much.
You never know what will "get" people.
Maybe it was the uber confidence spewed by these two girls in this video. Maybe it was the foolishness that is William Hung. And maybe it was the unabashed desire and "seven-deadly-sin"-ish quality of E.L. James. But something about them just "got" people.
They just got to us. And you never know what will do that and when. It's completely indefinable. Even if what gets to us is how much we hate it.
They never gave up.
I doubt these girls will have a lucrative singing career (God, help me, please let them not have a lucrative singing career). Obviously, William Hung is off doing something...um...else. And it seems like E.L. James may have a successful erotic writing career ahead of her. But one thing these people had in common is that they kept trying. Even if it was bad. They didn't give up.
So today, take a lesson from the girls in the "Hot Problems" video and just remember...
Hot girls we have problems too. We're just like you. Except we're hot.
Kidding. Totally just kidding.