Wednesday, 17 February 2016

TAYLOR SWIFT'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AS SHE RECEIVED THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS. WHAT I LEARNT...


On receiving the "Album of the year" award, Taylor Swift made an acceptance speech that amazed the world. Read the excerpt:

"I want to say to all the young women out there- there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or fame". 

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"If you just focus on the work, and you don't let people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you'll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."



Contrary to what the world was expecting, following her arguments with Kanye West last week where he claims in his new song, Famous, "I made that bitch famous"; they thought that would be the golden opportunity for her to throw shades at Kanye West and tell the world "her own side of the story" or whatever, but instead, she wisely turned the argument which made her look like the victim, and changed it into an inspirational speech to the young women and to the world. 


Moral lesson:

Taylor Swift refused to allow the conversation to remain about someone else's lyrics or behaviour. Instead, she took the power back by changing the conversation from being a victim to being a role model delivering inspiring speech. She refused to be the victim, even though it was a painful experience!

Yes as humans, when someone is trying to drag us into a controversy, our initial reaction is usually to talk about what is being said and how untrue it is. But today, let us learn from this young woman and to also know that, the more you talk about someone else's gossip, the more believable it becomes. 

Taylor Swift is also the first female artist to ever win Album of the year twice. 

People will always talk about you, no matter how good you are! So ignore the detractors and continue to soar!

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