Brazilian super model Camila Alves makes it big in the USA and lives her dreams!
While waiting to get a haircut today I noticed a People magazine talking about model Camila Alves and boyfriend Matthew McConaughey preparing to have a baby. What I liked most however was Camila’s personal life story.
When she was only a teenager, Camila came to visit the United States with her mother. Immediately, Camila knew she didn’t want to go back to Brazil. So for a few years she slept on a relatives couch and worked two jobs. Camila opened a Mexican restaurant by day and during the evenings was employed at an Italian restaurant.
When she finally got to New York, the modeling agencies she initially visited weren’t interested in her. Nevertheless Camila persevered and eventually got her first modeling job. The rest is history.
What success secrets can young ladies and aspiring models learn from Camila?
1. Sacrifice is a prerequisite to success.
Camila left her family and friends in Brazil to pursue a modeling career in the USA. It was no small sacrifice and was very costly. She had to endure sleeping on a couch, culture shock in a foreign country, and being without the financial support of family in Brazil.
2. Hold to your vision no matter what others say to you.
Despite initial rejection, Camila pushed on and believed in herself. As a result her dream is now a reality. Never bury your dreams beneath your disappointments. Only believe and you will see the glory of God.
3. Be willing to do whatever it takes en route to your personal promised land.
Camila wasn’t too proud to resist working typical jobs to sustain herself financially until her dream job materialized. She worked at restaurants and showed herself humble, willing to begin from the ground up. Humility opens God’s heart to favor you as you purpose to do that which is right.
Remember there are many tempting parking spaces on the road to success.
Pay the price, sacrifice, don’t be distracted, focus on your dreams, and eventually your hard work will meet opportunity.