Get Inspired by Celebs!

Before Kristen Stewart landed the role of Bella in Twilight and before Taylor Swift had a single music award, they were normal girls like you. Learn how they became stars, and apply their celeb tips to your life so you can make anything happen.

Taylor Swift once told a reporter, “I love having a goal, feeling like I’m on a mission. I love trying to beat what I’ve done so far. I knew that everything I wanted to happen could happen in Nashville. So it became my No. 1 goal to get there somehow.”

  • Steal her star secret: Be a go-getter by making a game plan. Think about that first thing you need to do to achieve your goal, and then make it happen. Dying to be elected student council prez? Have a poster-making party with your pals to let everyone know you’re running. Want to become a vet one day? Volunteer at an animal shelter and spend more time around pups. Every single step along the way takes you closer to your dream!

Demi Lovato still remembers her first time onstage: “We had a talent show at my elementary school, and that’s when I decided to sing something. I messed up, and I could have given up right then and there and said, ‘I’m never going to sing again.’ But it meant so much to me and I had so much fun out there that I thought, ‘You know what? Suck it up and sing for the rest of your life because that felt awesome.’”

  • Steal her star secret: Don’t let little mistakes trip you up! Everybody flubs up now and then, so you’re going to have to deal with some temporary setbacks and maybe even a few embarrassing moments. Instead of giving up when things don’t go your way, keep trying. It’s when you find the strength to rise above these things that you truly shine.

Kristen Stewart has said in an interview, “I feel like I’ve succeeded if I’m doing something that makes me happy and I’m not lying to anybody. I’m not doing that now, so I feel really good about myself.”

  • Steal her star secret: Always do what makes you -- not someone else -- happy! Your besties might all be trying out for cheer squad, but if you’re not into pom-poms and high-kicks, it’s OK to sign up for debate team instead. Yeah, that might mean a little less time with your friends, but being true to yourself is one of the keys to success. You won’t be motivated to work very hard at something you hate.

Miley Cyrus was mentoring on “American Idol” (Season 9) when she said, “Anyone that tells you that they’re not nervous at all … you’ve got to be a little nervous. That’s what drives you.”

  • Steal her star secret: Dare to be nervous about being nervous. It’s normal to get anxious when it comes to something big. So you can totally freak out over it … or let it motivate you. If you have a case of the jitters the night before your audition for the school play, pour that energy into practicing your part with even more verve. Hey, passion makes perfect!

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