According to Lauren Bacall “Stardom isn’t a profession; it’s an accident”. While some might agree, others might disagree. But that depends on how you perceive things, and how they settle in your mind. Everyone believes that one day they will be famous, as most people in the fashion industry believe. When I started out working as a professional fashion photographer all I had was a belief, and I honestly believed that one day a huge agency will book me. However, simply believing in it is not enough, you have to reason with yourself and tell yourself why they will.
No matter how old you are, when you are passionate about something you wish to be famous in that profession. It does not matter what people tell you, no-one does it for fun alone, as being famous is part of the attraction. If might not be about you being famous, but when you are artists you want your work to be recognized. As you spend such a huge chunk of your life trying to make it happen, that the only way you can get there is by believing you will. Because there is no one else who will do it for you. Which is why most of us live our lives believing that one day our day will finally come. Consistency is a great advantage when it comes to anything you wish to achieve, and only with the help of consistency can you achieve your goal.
For those who feel it is entirely up to fate or luck, then yes. It is, but that does not mean you get to sit around and it will just come to you. You have to keep on working on it so finally when your time comes, you know that you have achieved your dreams and they weren’t just handed to you. You can ask anyone who is famous, and they will tell you that it was hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck that got them to the top. So if you are looking for a way to get to the top, then you too need to believe in yourself and your abilities.
The only way you can get there is by believing you will.
I have seen so many models who have worked their entire life so one day a large agency would book then, and they did. But there are some that don’t get a shot. It’s not because they lack talent, it is mostly because they lack luck. As to survive in this industry you have to believe and work for it.
In the end getting it or not will depend on your talent or luck, but you will feel content knowing that you did your best, and that is all that will matter after that. Keep in mind that one door closes another door opens, if you keep on standing outside the closed door, you will miss the next one. So there is no need to stick to rejection, try to move forward and keep on believing.