Tom Selleck possesses all of the above. He is well-known, loved by everyone, and has attained the pinnacle of his field while still upholding his true “good-guy” status.
A modest man, however, who credits his success to his faith and life of devotion to the Lord above, exists beneath all the glitz and glamour, all the celebrity and influence.
When Selleck graduated from high school, he was an avid basketball player and went on to play for the University of Southern California. But in his final year, acting began to dominate his life, and he left school to devote more time to his growing interest. He eventually received a deal from Twentieth Century Fox, but he had no idea how his life would change.
Unfortunately, the world and its methods managed to divert his attention to another project. Selleck served in the California National Guard from 1967 to 1973 after being enlisted in the American Army.
His commitment was put to the test the greatest when he returned to Hollywood. In many ways, Selleck’s ultimate goals and objectives were set back a few steps as a result of being dismissed and losing his job.
Naturally, Tom Selleck wouldn’t allow something like that stand in his way because, well, he’s Tom Selleck. His career quickly began to take off as he successfully fought himself back into contention. He attributes his luck to one individual.
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps,” Selleck said. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
“I try very hard to conduct myself in an ethical way, because that’s important to my stability now,” he said.
“We’re a culture that’s so centered on the individual. The culture says that basically nothing is more important than the way you feel.
“We’re living in an age that celebrates unchecked impulses. I work with exceptional kids, gang kids, deprived kids, enriched kids and they all have an astounding sense of entitlement. They don’t celebrate earning the privilege of driving at 16. They expect a car. There’s a big difference.”
We know, the world needs more grounded celebrities like Tom Selleck!
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