'Pretty Little Liars' Star Shay Mitchell Has Inspiring Advice For Anyone Who Wants To Achieve Their Dreams

It's no secret that celebrities have money, drive fancy cars, live in luxurious homes, and take fabulous vacations. Some people might even resent celebs for such things. However, when you hear first hand how a celebrity worked hard for all of those things, well, it becomes a bit more palatable. While chatting with BuzzFeed, Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell gave advice on becoming successful that will surely make any love her more than they probably already do, and just might give some celeb-haters a new perspective.

The 28-year-old TV star has her dad to thank for the piece of knowledge she shared with BuzzFeed. She said,

One of the best things my dad ever said was, "Get things on your own and do things for yourself so no one can ever take them away from you." That held true to me for my entire life. I wanted a car; I worked my ass off to get it. I didn’t have a boyfriend that bought me things and could take them away when we broke up. I’ve worked for everything I have. It can’t be taken away from me. And I think you just have such a greater appreciation for what you have when you’ve worked hard for them.
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I couldn't have said it better myself. With hard work comes reward, and unfortunately not many individuals are willing to go that extra mile to make their dreams a reality. It's easy to sit back and be lazy or let someone else do all of the work. As a celebrity, I'm sure it's even easier to pay a team of assistants and whoever else to do a bulk of the workload. However, Mitchell isn't the type of person who wants others doing what she can simply do herself. When it's her brand or name on something that makes the work even more important to her. She told BuzzFeed,

When things have my name on them, I take that very seriously. I haven’t worked my ass off all of these years to get where I am to now put my name on something and have it be mediocre. I don’t like that word: medicore. It has to be great.

Hopefully, Mitchell's success story and her determination will rub off on others who are struggling, lost, or just don't think they have it in them. She definitely wouldn't want you to give up.