You are the writer, director and star of your own life. Every day—every moment, really—is a new opportunity to wake up famous. Begin each day by doing the following:
- Add value.
- Be excellent.
- See that you provide first-rate service in everything you do.
When you contribute something useful to one or more people, you are adding value. It can be a simple as a kind word at precisely the right moment, or as revolutionary as a medical procedure that saves millions of lives.
Only you can truly judge your own excellence. You can be an accomplished musician but fail to give an excellent performance because your mind is elsewhere. On the other hand, you can be a novice photographer who excels with her wholehearted effort. Consider where you are on the learning curve and then check in with your conscience.
Provide first-rate service by treating everyone you meet like they might be famous someday.
At the end of the day, go to sleep knowing that you have earned the air you breathed, the space you occupied, the respect of those you care about, and—most importantly—self-respect. The better you sleep tonight, the easier it will be to wake up famous tomorrow.