Powerful Lesson From This Popular SInger


Regrettably, we have a huge problem with patience and perseverance as we live in a world where we require instant results.

If we’re hungry, we need fast food!

If we’re feeling blue we need instant satisfaction.

However let’s look at a story of perseverance.

I was reading through an article in our local newspaper and I was inspired by one of our local singer.

Derrick Hoh is a fast-rising singer from Singapore.

In 2005, Derrick tried out for Project SuperStar, a national talent singing competition in Singapore.

His unequaled singing abilities were noticed and he moved on to be a finalist and gained nation-wide recognition.

Derrick took a break from the music industry for 2 years to serve in national service.

In 2008, he began his come back efforts.

His debut album, released 3 years following being signed as an artist, was held up time & again.

He likewise spent 2 months in Korea going through a complete make over under the charge of renowned dance choreographer Feel.

His lessons began at noon daily and finished at 10.30pm.

But most of the time, he rehearsed until 5am.

However the hardest part wasn’t the stringent training.

Hoh has stated that once he was sick on the way back to his apartment and because he didn’t wish to barf on the subway, he held it in his mouth. He was very weak and sick for about 4 days.

It was only on the 3rd day that he felt well enough to see a physician.

In spite of being ill, alone and far from home, he didn’t whine.

Even though he didn’t come in 1st place in Project SuperStar competition, his burgeoning singing career seems to be exceeding those who were placed higher than him.

He has said that it doesn’t matter whether you’re the victor of any competition.

What’s crucial is how much effort you throw in.

He as well feels that the wait did him good, as he’s matured both in his mentality and in performing.

His first video single shows him pulling off the dance moves he learned.
Definitely one that ought to be given a chance, as it took 3 long years of preparation.

As well he has since become one of the voices behind the Singapore interpretation of Coca-Cola’s campaign single, “Open Happiness”.

Chosen for his unshakable perseverance, enthusiasm and zest for life, “Open Happiness” opens up a substantial heap of ‘firsts’ for him.

All the same, if you’re like all the other normal individuals whose lives will never amount to anything great, if you’re easily bored or rapidly disillusioned, then almost anything you try will turn to hard work.

And when anything becomes hard work, it’s the simplest thing in the world to lose interest and to move to something else that will provide you the instantaneous kick that you’re seeking or have come to expect out of life today.

And that’s why so few individuals really succeed.

To succeed you must be resolved and ruthless.

You must be ruthless with yourself, with working at and sustaining your focus and frame of mind.

You must be ruthless in terms of sticking with your objective.

This perseverance has to penetrate your life – particularly, in your ongoing efforts to formulate the clear and present mentality that produces the groundwork for effortless success.

However, what if you fail or feel that you’re failing?

Remember, failure is just a different chance to persevere.

What do you think? Do you think people give up much easier nowadays? Post your quick comment here and let me know. Hit the submit comment button.


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  3. Joe Nagy says:

    Very good read…….Yes seems to me that people do give up easier

    Of course my age is 76 so that opinion may differ a bit coming from a
    a younger person.

    Well just so you know I read your story and enjoyed……now back to
    chasing the rainbow…:-)

    Be well

  4. Richard says:

    If you think you can , you can.

  5. Toh CF says:

    You are right, we must persevere at what we doi. Don’t give up.

    I’ve heard it said: “Successful people succeed by persevering in their plans which are sometimes inferior, while a lot of people with superior plans failed because they gave up.

  6. Darlinton I.K says:

    Yes, i think people retire easily when some certain factors are considered; likely economic situation more especially and affiliate countries like the 3rd worlds which r still developin.perseverance must somehow be communicated in our food, language and sleep in order to affect a lot of lives.

  7. suneel says:

    home work internit

  8. Never give up !!!

    Do you know the ten most powerful two-letter words?

    “If it is to be, it is up to me”

    All the best,

  9. sweety says:

    so cute

  10. Jaz Lai says:

    That’s right, 3 of my fav. quotes:

    “If it is to be, it is up to me”

    “Successful people succeed by persevering in their plans which are sometimes inferior, while a lot of people with superior plans failed because they gave up.

    “If you think you can , you can”

  11. I would think that people don’t have the intention to give up. They just get distracted easily as they strive to reach out for their goals.

    Sometimes the mind makes us to believe that doing another thing is better for us and would achieve better and quicker results. More often than not, we tend to believe our thought and we give it a try. As a result we lose focus and lose sight of the primary objective of why we do what we do in the first place.

    The unsupportive beliefs (e.g., it is very difficult to do, no way I can finish this, it is taking too much time to do, etc…etc….) play major role to why sometimes people don’t run through the finish line.

    I would think that to be able to run long distance one would need both physical and mental stamina and constant support from people who care about one’s success.

    And, the most important factor to complete the race is the determination to want to succeed.

  12. Nick says:

    I guess its all in the mind to succeed, if you want to you can impossible is nothing!

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