Lessons to learn from Leonardo Dicaprio

“Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”
- Leonardo DiCaprio


The power of persistence and perseverance will change the way you experience life it also inspires others and will gain respect for you.

Perseverance is the willingness to push onwards in spite of criticism, self-doubt, fear of failure and it takes persistence to work hard and never give up.

Leonardo DiCaprio taught us many things with his win at the ‘Oscar’s‘ …ONE: being exactly that persistence and perseverance paid off when he won his first ‘Oscar’ for the best leading actor for his performance in ‘The Revenant.’

The ‘Oscars’ is a great celebration and spectacular event….millions of people sat glued to the screens to watch the complete coverage of the 88th Academy Awards.

From checking out what everyone was wearing to seeing if their favorite stars had received an award but for others they would learn from the valuable life lessons Leonardo DiCaprio showed us.

He is a real example of how stick ability will get you the rewards. The American actor has been nominated six times for an ‘Oscar.’

His first nomination came at the age of 19 and he has had to wait 22 years to be finally awarded and ‘Oscar.’

Leonardo has had a very diverse career going from relatively modest beginnings appearing in low budget films to now a very sought after actor appearing in Hollywood blockbuster movies and he is one of the most respected actors with much to offer the world.

This highly sought after and prestigious award is the absolute pinnacle of achievement for any actor – it is the recognition of their work from the most prestigious body of judges in their industry.

So for his continued efforts and great performances his perseverance and persistence finally paid off and won him the ultimate prize an ‘OSCAR.’

So what is the most valued prize that you seek, the prestigious award? What is the coveted position you want? What does success mean to you?

You have to know with certainty that it’s not a matter of if you will be successful, but when!

Also we can learn from Leonardo how to grab your opportunities when they come along. He is very passionate about ‘Climate Change’ and how urgent the need is to take action to save the planet.

He took this opportunity and used the powerful platform he was on to deliver his message for the powerless that don’t have the opportunity to voice their concerns in such a huge public arena.

In his acceptance speech he delivered a strong statement and used his voice for the good of others. This very special moment was about him and his ‘Oscar’ win but he didn’t make it just about him.

So many people in his position would not have had the courage to venture into a political issue for fear of what it might do to them and their career.

What better opportunity was there than this when he had such a huge captive audience. He realized the powerful opportunity he had and he took this moment to get his message out to the world.

He is very passionate about environmental and humanitarian causes, donating millions of dollars to these and he founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to support sustainability efforts.

On the night of the ‘Oscars’ win he had the courage to stand up for what he believes in and he took this opportunity to spread his message.

Always keep alert to what opportunities are around you and grab them with both hands and go for gold.

Leonardo has shown us that after 22 years of giving his best he now has the ultimate reward.

To achieve anything of value and importance it is a must to keep persevering – don’t ever give up.

If there is no willingness to make the necessary sacrifices and to put in the effort then the reward is not deserved.

It is possible to have, do or be anything but it requires the belief that it is possible.

To have the right attitude and it also takes commitment, that determination and discipline, having courage, keeping focused on your goal, being persistent and persevering until reaching your identified goal.

Leonardo started off as just an ordinary youth at 19 and this is a real glimpse into how normal everyday people can change their life’s and became extraordinary - anybody can do the same in their own live.

In an interview, Leonardo said – “I think I survive because I don’t limit myself. If there’s some experience I want to have or a place I want to go, I go do it.”

This is a very powerful statement and one that is true for anyone wishing to be successful. ..it’s all about YOU – personal development is the secret to more confidence and success…..don’t limit yourself.

Be comfortable in your own skin – be the real YOU and be rewarded with the life you want.

It’s about keeping focused and staying true to your message, going after what you want and letting go of the trivia…the small stuff.

Leonardo puts it this way with his tips on how to survive an interview with a journalist – “ Only talk about what you want to talk about, no matter what the question.

How true is this and how many people get caught up with mindless chatter, gossip, that takes them no where, just wasting their time.

Successful people know this well.

Keep focused on the goal and the action steps that need to be taken rather than just talking about a bunch of thoughts and what you might do and could do and hope that something works.

Leonardo’s achievements and incredible life story are an inspiration to empower people and to show that you must take control of your own life.

You don’t have to wait before breaking free of what is holding you back and living a life that you are really proud of.

Don’t settle for anything less than the ultimate prize and always be prepared to quickly capitalize on the opportunities that are being presented to you.

No one is YOU and that is your POWER. Stay committed to WHO you really WANT to BE.!

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people."
Leonardo DiCaprio

Call me for a free chat ….I would love to help you stay committed to winning the ‘Ultimate Prize’

Karen Sydne

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