These days it seems almost as if it is somehow "easy" to attain fame and fortune, maybe because of all the reality shows that are on TV, and YouTube, that sort of thing. The problem is that fame is very fleeting, especially these days, and it seems to cause tons of chaos in people's lives rather than help them! When you really think about it, fame is not necessarily a great thing unless it is used to truly help others who are less fortunate. My point for performers reading this is: don't focus on fame and fortune. Focus on performing, entertaining, and making other people smile! Focus on doing a great job, and always continue your training in your career! If you're a singer for example, work on your art and you will be successful, no matter how "famous" you may or may not become. Actors, focus on working on your craft and you will also succeed!
I can't tell you how many people I have talked to that base their own success off of the opinions of other people. They feel that if they are not the most "famous" people or the biggest movie stars, that they have somehow "failed." This is simply not true. The idea of being famous and actually being famous are very different. From what I have seen from living in Hollywood, fame should NEVER be the goal of a performer. Just do the absolute best that you can do in your work, and be happy about that! -- Again, I believe the goal should be to be happy, not famous nor anything else.
Here's what I can guarantee: If you follow your dreams and try your very best, you WILL be successful. I can't guarantee that you will become famous, but who cares about that! If you're happy, that is all that ever matters. And hey you never know, maybe you'll get one of those Hollywood Walk of Fame stars in the end after all! That'd just be icing on the cake. ;)