I had never heard of Darlene Love until I saw her on a morning show recently. It’s amazing that she has overcome her obstacles while singing background for many artists. Her life story was part of an Oscar-nominated documentary. It will also serve as the first movie that Oprah will feature on her network.
I look forward to seeing the movie because I can relate to her. I have worked in the background for years without getting rewarded or receiving the appropriate recognition. Her life is a testament of how to hurdle your obstacles and achieve success. Do you know how to hurdle your obstacles?
Here are three ways you can hurdle your obstacles:
1. Avoid comparing yourself to others. Your struggles are different because your destiny is different. II Corinthians 10:12 says, “For we dare not make ourselves of the number , or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
2. Don’t give up! Due to frustrations and financial problems, Darlene Love left the music industry for a time. After cleaning homes in Beverly Hills, she returned to the industry at 40 years old.
3. Celebrate yourself and surround yourself with people who believe in you! Darlene Love stated that while she was cleaning homes, she heard her voice on the radio. She convinced herself that she could do that again, and she was encouraged to pursue her passion by the late Luther Vandross. The rest is history!
Will you hurdle your obstacles like Darlene Love or allow the vicissitudes of life to keep you from achieving your goals? Please comment.