The critic has to educate the public. The artist has to educate the critic.
Tens of millions of people know who the celebrity of the moment is dating. But only a fraction of that vast audience can plainly state what they want for themselves. And an even smaller number have a six-month or one-year plan for reaching their goals.
Why are so many driven to live vicariously through others? Why do some spend hours in the rain just to catch a glimpse of a popular actor? Why do some feel more connected to a top-selling musician than to people they see every day?
The answer to all of these questions is the same: We're naturally attracted to those who we believe are living their lives to the fullest—people who touch our souls, inspire us to take action, and are living their WHAT.
It's time to recognize that you, too, can become who you were born to be.
When you squander your time pursuing activities that provide no direct benefit, you slide further away from The Pinnacle (described in Chapter 5). As a result, you operate from a place of discontent that makes you feel even more of a need to attach yourself to those you admire.
Such distractions provide only temporary relief, though. Until you become who you were born to be, your soul will make it clear that you have yet to realize your full potential.
You can be the Star. Shake off the slumber, and awaken to the fact that all roads in the state of distraction ...