Some things happen while “they are in the news”, red hot, but when you hit a certain age (like me) and have a dozen things on your daily To Do List (make that 64 on a good day), you make a note about it and extrapolate later. This is what happened to me when Simona Halep became the Number 1 in the World according to WTA.
Everyone cheered and it was of course well deserved. We were all glad, we were all proud. But then, after a few days, the internet fed us up with more and more news, and all of a sudden we forgot about Simona Halep. We stopped looking at her, we stopped following her actions.
For me, Simona Halep is THE Real Influencer. During all these years she showed herself (then us) where determination, consistency, and power to focus on your goals gets you. She influenced me to even further be willing to never give up and drive to always keep moving forward. No matter how hard it is.
In her day to day life, Simona Halep promotes common-sense and social implication. She has this really cool, down-to-earth vibe, and she doesn’t seem the kind of winner that brags on and on (ALTHOUGH SHE COULD) but a winner that lives with dignity and modesty.
You know, this word: ‘Influencer’; it became a label everyone with a bit of an audience uses nowadays. But the Real Influencers are the ones who focus on values, who keep their head up high but do not brag, who influence behaviors and make you think about your owns.
The Real Influencers are not the ones who succeed in selling a lipstick (or 10 million) but the ones who actively change the world. Or at least their neighbourhood.
Exactly like in tennis, you might try to play but you must understand that you’re not Simona Halep, you’re just a girl trying to look cool without any success (like the one pictured above ).