DOLLY PARTON is so famous that I sometimes forget she’s also a kickass businesswoman. Her Dollywood theme park is in its 30th season, and this summer she’ll be opening a resort nearby called DreamMore.
“People” asked her to share a few thoughts about what it takes to get to her level. She said, quote, “The key to my success has always been that my desire to succeed has always been greater than my fear.
“I’ve been scared to death about a lot of things, but then I think, ‘Okay, you gotta buckle up, girl. You’ve got yourself here, so get out there and just do it.’ And I just ask God to help me, and I follow that light.”
Of course, the next step is that thing called hard work. She had a few words about that too. She said, quote, “Everybody wishes that they were rich or famous, but that’s not necessarily going to happen if you don’t have the spunk to make it happen.
“You gotta work your dreams; you gotta put legs and arms and arms and wings on them!”