Attention is a paradoxical thing. When you don’t have it, you want it. When you demand it, you don’t get it. It’s when you shun it that you start receiving it. Note, shun, not push away. In other words, avoid it because it distracts you from what you’re focused on, whatever that may be. With time people become curious as to why you’re so focused on something. One by one they start paying attention to you. Finally! You got it! Then a paradox happens. You enjoy it only briefly because you don’t really know what to do with it and suddenly don’t want it. It becomes disrupting. But the less you want it, the more you get of it. It grows. It becomes too much. It’s in this moment that celebrities are born, born from those who learn how to handle attention by accepting that they’re worth it. If they don’t, if they push it away, they destroy it by not accepting it and come back full circle to where they began. They don’t have it, but they want it. They demand it, but don’t get it. This is why so many people fall short of what they perceive as success: attention. They never learn to accept it.