Let me start by saying, I’m not writing his post because I have an unhealthy obsession with Justin Bieber and want to talk about how awesome he is. I’m writing because for some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes him so fascinating to the general public. Why are people so obsessed? There is Bieber (not so) subliminal messaging everywhere. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing one of his catchy jams or get on social media without seeing a recently shared performance. Even if you wanted to ignore his recent popularity and renewed success, you couldn’t. I’m pretty sure my baby will come out singing “what do you mean?” Those who are self-proclaimed “Beliebers” will admit they love every second of it and some say, “I just like his music.” If you’re on the other end of the spectrum, you can’t stand one thing about the guy and were probably reluctant to even click on this article in the first place. If you are one of the latter, don’t lie to yourself. Aside from his dreamy looks, there’s something contagious about him, a reason why we can’t look away or stop watching his every move. Why does it seem as if the number of Beliebers has increased dramatically over the past year? Are we waiting for him to fail? Are there characteristics he portrays that really do make him “likable?”
Part of becoming successful is looking at what others have done to become successful, and replicating some of their habits. For as much stupid shit that the Beebs has done, you have to give credit, where credit is due. The amount of success he has obtained, money he has made over the past 7-8 years, and the fan base he has built is nothing short of amazing. I’m most interested in talking about his recent success, post teenage meltdown.
Although few to none of us are aspiring pop artists, I beliebe (ha ha) there are three general areas he has mastered in the past year, which we can replicate for renewed success in our own lives:
I think it would’ve been really easy for him to pull an Amanda Bynes or Lindsay Lohan, dig himself a large hole and never rise above it. He was most definitely on that track, but found a way to turn it around. People can do 1 of 2 things when they hit a low point…give up and continue on the same path or make a change and overcome. Self pity, complaining, and
feeling sorry for yourself is okay for a very short time only. Then, you decide what you want for your life and start taking the steps to make it happen. Looks like JB decided he wanted to keep making music and sold almost 600,000 copies of Purpose in the first week alone. What obstacle have you been faced with this year, and how did you make the choice to overcome?
Dedication to Self-Improvement
I’ve been on this weird self-improvement kick, feeling like I want to give and receive life advice all the time, for a while now. I guess you could say me and JB have that in common 😂 if you follow him at all he’s been pretty adamant about not only overcoming, but also becoming better. From what I can tell, his path to self-improvement seems to be centered around starting to go to church and surrounding himself with different individuals. Obviously I don’t know him, but I get this vibe because of the lyrics in his song Purpose which is also the title of the entire album. I think there are multiple ways to go about self-improvement – books, who you surround yourself with, spiritual guidance, even just making the decision to be better. What do you want to change this year and what will you do to make it happen?
Be Yourself & Stop caring what others think
His newest single is called “Love Yourself” and I don’t think anyone loves themself more than this guy. His Instagram is filled with selfies which is super annoying but guess what, people don’t stop double tapping on those pics and there are 48 million people who want to keep seeing them on their feed. The more you put yourself out there, the more you’re setting yourself up for both success AND criticism. Most of us are paralyzed from doing a lot of things we want to do in fear of what others will think. I think we need more people who are willing to set themselves apart. Because everyone is different, it starts with being yourself. Just post the damn selfie, if you want. What have you been wanting to do, but held back because of what others may say?
This post has either (1) made you curious enough to look up Justin Beiber on IG, (2) convinced you to take a listen to his new album or (3)made you think about the questions in bold above. I hope it’s the latter 🙂 I also hope everyone is having a great December — less than three weeks until 2016! Let me know what you think about these lifestyle/self improvement type posts and my new blog “theme.” As always, thanks for reading!