But mostly, because the judges chose to believe in them and their talent. They all came into the auditions with a dream and incredible talent and hope. So did thousands of others who didn't make it to the live shows. Some of them may even be more talented or motivated than the finalists, but they weren't chosen. For whatever their numerous reasons, the judges put their belief in those 12, and so their dreams are coming true every day.
I'm not saying that the belief was the only reason they're succeeding. They had to have the talent first. But when someone truly believes in you and shows you that they do, it gives your talent wings. It helps you to soar higher and faster. It moves you forward with strength that you didn't know you had until someone gave you that helping hand.
I see it every day in coaching. As soon as someone says their dreams out loud and we begin to focus on them, they grow and leap in ways that weren't imagined. I see it in my women's circles- when we share those deep secret talents that we long to share and someone tells us how amazing it is. That little bit of belief is just like Pixie Dust- with it and a good dose of happy thoughts we start to fly.
The wonderful Amy Palko has started a Beautiful Beliefs series and I'm thrilled to participate! To play along or read the other posts, check out this link. If you're ready for a bit of Pixie Dust and want to learn more about me and my work, check out this post or go here to set up your free Fairy Godmother Session.