An amazing story comes out of Britain’s Got Talent, which wrapped up this week. Paul Potts, a mobile phone salesman from South Wales, turned out to be the eventual winner. But his talent is somewhat surprising.
Watch the looks on the judge’s faces when he states what his talent it, ‘Oh great, this is going to blow.’ But then watch it change as he performs his talent.
When you watch the look on Paul Potts’ face, you see a very humble man who is unsure of himself. He looks as though he is expecting the judges to yell at him and tell him he blows. But you have to see this–it is absolutely amazing.
Different versions of Potts’ performances on Britain’s Got Talent have been viewed on YouTube more than FORTY MILLION times. Something truly amazing is here:
You know what the crazy thing is? I’ve always sworn off opera music. There are only two kinds of music in this world I don’t like, opera and country–and then, this comes along and actually rocks my world. I’m looking forward to his forthcoming album so i can buy it and keep this guy with me.
Lessons I will take from Paul Potts:
1. Just because I think I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean my mind is sold on it, even if i think otherwise. Something remarkable like this changes people’s perceptions. Remarkablity is an amazing thing.
2. Harsh critics can sometimes be your strongest supports when you are truly remarkable.
3. One’s day job has absolutely nothing to do with one’s talents or abilities.
4. Sometimes, the hardest part of achieving success is overcoming our own insecurities. And when you do, it makes it so much better than we ever imagined!
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