I came across the movie One Chance, based on the life of Paul Potts, the winner of the first-ever Britain's got Talent.
He was a shy guy, bullied in school, bullied by his father, always made to feel, in his words, "insignificant".
He was a simple guy, working at a Carphone Warehouse in Wales, married to a wonderful lady who thoroughly supported him during his ordeal with a Thyroid tumour - not knowing if he'd ever be able to sing again.
He overcame all adversity to pursue his dream to live life doing what he loved - singing.
With encouragement from his wife and mum, he was able to do that; and now with millions of albums sold, a Britain's Got Talent Winner title, number ones in more than 15 countries and having performed for the Queen, Paul is without a doubt an inspiration to millions.
Here are 5 points I learned from watching the film:
- Never give up on your dream
- When someone says you're good, believe them
- It's never too late for your light to shine
- Humility will get you far
- Remain confident in yourself