11 Shocking Celebrity Achievements That Will Really Put Your Own Life in Perspective
Especially on those days when everything seems to go wrong, the mundane struggles of existing are enough to drive you into a state of hopelessness every once in a while. At these times, it's difficult not to feel horrible about yourself and the world by proxy. Nothing good will ever happen. Might as well just give up. You'll think, "I'll never get that raise, meet someone I want to have consistent sex with who doesn't disgust me, or start a consistent vitamin regimen." These are the moments when you really need a bit of perspective. What better way to do so than to look at the seemingly impossible things that various celebrities have accomplished, endured, or had fall into their lap by magical serendipity.
'Cause if we live in a world where Russell Crowe can land singing roles in a big budget Hollywood movie musical, you can totally own that promotion that you're not sure you're ready for. If James Franco hosted the Oscars without throwing himself off of the stage to his death, you can totally get over the fear of buying your own health insurance plan. Looking at things relatively, you can think "If they can do it, so can I!"
Here are 11 seemingly impossible things that celebrities have managed to pull off to motivate you by sheer comparison. Because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it... people like you!
If Iggy Azalea can escape the shadowy past of an ill-fated attempt at bubblegum pop, you can overcome the quiet struggle of making your bed.
Make the World Your Oyster
If Matthew McConaughey can escape the rom-com ghetto, you can easily start a consistent vitamin regimen.
Take You Passion, Make It Happen
If a tone-deaf Russell Crowe can survive playing Javert in Les Mis, you can definitely tackle that overwhelming project at work that you’re 100 percent not equipped to handle.
If Taylor Swift can land on the cover of Time, you can totally make it over to the DMV to register your car.
Go for the gold
If Jennifer Lopez could learn to fly, you can easily learn a new language.
Hang in There, Baby
If Beyoncé can live down this fashion moment, people will forget about that one time you accidentally belched in the middle of a quiet classroom.
Find Out Who You Wanna Be, Then BE That Person
If jheri-curled 'N Sync Justin Timberlake became smoldering and suave modern-day Justin Timberlake, you can experiment with a pixie cut.
You've Got This
If Jennifer Lawrence could pick herself up after falling at the Oscars, you can overcome the embarrassment of sitting in a puddle of water and walking around for the rest of the day with a wet spot on your butt that suspiciously resembles urine.
Take Charge of Your Destiny
If James Franco can host the Oscars and not die, you can totally get through one song at karaoke night without choking.
It Really Could Always Be Worse
If Martha Stewart endured five months in prison, you can let the fuller train pass you by at the platform and wait two minutes for another one without acting like the fates are conspiring against you.
Last but not least...
If Britney Spears made it through 2007, you can make miracles happen just by existing.