Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@Lin_Manuel)

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He’s an American actor, composer, rapper, and writer.

He’s best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights.

He has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, a MacArthur „Genius“ Award, and three Tony awards, among others.

He’s Lin Manuel-Miranda and here is my take on his Top 10 Rules for Success.

1. Push through
During his time at Wesleyan University, he co-founded a hip hop comedy troupe called Freestyle Love Supreme.

2. Be motivated by rejections
He wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008.

3. Act on your crazy ideas
He a co-wrote the music and lyrics for Bring It On: The Musical with Tom Kitt and Amanda Green.

4. Experience life
He read Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton on vacation and, inspired by the book, wrote a rap about Hamilton.

5. Seize every moment
Hamilton, a musical based on the Hamilton Mixtape, premiered Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2015, directed by Thomas Kail.

6. Do what you love
He has been engaged to write songs for Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ 56th feature, Moana.

7. Make your dreams a reality
He also contributed music for the film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the invitation of director J. J. Abrams.

8. Don’t compromise
He’s to star in the Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall.

9. Master your craft
For his performance in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton, he received the 2016 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award.

10. Perform amazingly
He also won the Tony Award for Best Original Score and Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Hamilton.


47 Kommentare

  1. MajestyDreemurr sagt:

    Guy_With_A_Stick Amazing!

  2. Does anyone know how you can write to LMM? As in a letter, not a email? He’s my hero.

  3. My parents: _tries to give me life lessons and rules for success_
    Me: Nah
    My friends: _tries to give me life lessons and rules for success_
    Me: Nah
    Lin: _tries to give me life lessons and rules for success_

  4. Julia Gołębiewska sagt:

    „One’s gonna write your dream musical! No one’s gonna do that for you!“ <3

  5. Moriah Bierbrauer sagt:

    This video makes me want to do something with my life instead of stalking Lin on YouTube. (sigh)

  6. NormalCrazy sagt:

    Thanks for having me sing this in my head, it’s awesome!

  7. Nessa Skye sagt:

    Talia Hass
    I get made fun of for moving my hands a lot, but seeing Lin move his hands made me feel okay with moving my hands

  8. Andrew Wind sagt:

    „It’s the oval office, oh my gosh
    I can’t believe I’m there.
    It’s so much more intimidating than
    if it was square.“

  9. Gee wiz It's me sagt:

    Gosh as an aspiring actress and author he is sooooo inspirational

  10. That Thespian Person 97 sagt:

    Literally everything Lin says is inspirational I follow him on twitter and most of his tweets are inspirational

  11. ham sandwhich sagt:

    Elizabeth Love i love him

  12. Michael I. Haber sagt:

    For me, I want to turn the iconic film which was a true story and make it a musical but I don’t know where to begin. How to I get the rights to turn an ultimate underdog story as a musical? Who knows maybe RUDY THE MUSICAL will get HAMILTON and DEAR EVAN HANSEN a run for it’s money.

  13. Kitty Cake sagt:

    Nkiru Ojimadu I don’t need to say no to my freinds, cause I don’t have any

  14. Alexander Hamilton sagt:

    Guy_With_A_Stick wow! That was beautiful!

  15. Family Therapy Counseling Resources sagt:

    I think „Rest“ should have been umber and not in the Bonus! oh I gave away bonus lol
    But seriously, resting and recharging is the foundation of being able to create any work!

  16. Family Therapy Counseling Resources sagt:

    I caught that; but why say no?
    He gives the reason! Say to ’no‘ to your friend, so you can say ‚yes!‘ to your work (creative).

  17. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Cool. 🙂 #Believe #BTA450 Shine

  18. demigod.hamilfan _ sagt:

    I’m not inspired, I’m Linspired

  19. Tardis1708 sagt:

    I am so satisfied by this! You slayed!

  20. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Cool to know that Michael. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. #BTA426 Shine

  21. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Agree, sometimes we have to do it. Thanks for watching. 🙂 #BTA426 Shine

  22. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for watching. #BTA426 Shine

  23. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for the comment and for watching Angie. 🙂 #BTA426 Shine

  24. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for the comment and for watching Elizabeth Love. Great to know he inspires you. 🙂 #BTA426 Shine

  25. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Agree to that. 🙂 #BTA426 Shine

  26. I Need U RapMon's brain cause I need help on math sagt:

    The reason why I still try to write and make poems is that song.

    Non-stop is inspiring for me.

  27. Megan Korwek sagt:

    +Mekayla Ray Same!

  28. Mekayla Ray sagt:

    I listen to Non-Stop while doing homework since it gets me want to write and write and do work

  29. Megan Korwek sagt:

    +Mekayla Ray I know, right! For example, I just listened to the soundtrack while taking a science test and got 100%!

  30. Michael I. Haber sagt:

    Thank you so much. And you know Rudy is a real life person. Daniel „Rudy“ Ruetigger. Now’s he a well known public speaker sharing his story with the world.

  31. Celia Bowen sagt:

    like, ya

  32. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Michael. So cool to know you got to see and meet Lin-Manuel Miranda and that you could relate to Rudy’s character. I hope you’ll be able to create that musical version and achieve your dreams. Always #Believe and keep taking action to achieve your goals. 🙂 #BTA376 Shine

  33. White Hand Man sagt:

    Talia Hass I didn’t hear him say it much at all.

  34. Romano's Sister sagt:

    snowycat Don’t say no to this…

  35. Michael I. Haber sagt:

    „No one’s gonna write your dream thing for you, you’ve got to make it.“ – Lin Manuel Miranda

    Lin is a genius. I was lucky I got to see and meet him when I saw IN THE HEIGHTS. Sad I didn’t get to see him as Hamilton. He left too soon but I know he did mention, he does plan to go back. Like Lin, I always dreamt of wanting to write and cast myself in my own Broadway show. He’s a great role model and is truly a mentor to all fellow writer/actors out there.

    My ultimate dream show I want to create is a musical version of the film RUDY. I relate to this character especially we both have big dreams and people think we’re crazy and we don’t have what it takes. In the end, Rudy made his dream a reality playing football at Notre Dame.

  36. AndreaDance say no to this

  37. Megan Korwek sagt:

    „This show ain’t medicine. Um, it’s not like you take a hit of Hamilton and you start making good decisions.“

    . . . We’ll see about that . . .

  38. AndreaDance sagt:

    „you have to say no to your friends to say yes to your work“

  39. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Talia. Always #Believe in yourself. 🙂 Much love. #BelieveNation #BTA353 Shine

  40. Talia Hass sagt:

    I always feel so stupid for saying „like“ so often but then there’s Lin who says like literally 5 times in a sentence, then I don’t feel so bad.

  41. Guy_With_A_Stick sagt:

    NUMBER ONE: Demand satisfaction. If you finish up your work, no need for further action.
    NUMBER TWO: If you don’t grab a friend, that’s your judge. A rejection is motivation, don’t hold a grudge.
    NUMBER THREE: Meet with your close ones face-to-face, tell them your ideas, or at least what you have already. Telling you ‚you’re crazy‘ isn’t always right. Most ideas die, and never come to light.
    NUMBER FOUR: If you get too caught up in your work, that’s alright. Time to take a break and to go outside. You think about your life and the people who love you; Give them a hug to remind you love ‚em too.
    FIVE: Do something with your life before your soul is in the sky- Go and live your life like you’re going to die.
    NUMBER SIX: Pick an occupation that you love to do, make it time well spent- pray that it’s gonna pay your rent.
    SEVEN: Create your dreams, recreating the creative ideas in your head, when you finally get motivation.
    NUMBER EIGHT: When at last, your work is in someone’s eyes, stick with what you got, don’t make a compromise.
    NUMBER NINE: Master what you love, you’re on the wire- practice as much as you require, then sing!
    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,
    Number ten- verses, Holla!

    I feel like doing that was worth it.

  42. Angie Wagner sagt:

    The Oval Office, way more intimidating than if it was square“

  43. Elizabeth Love sagt:

    Lin Manuel Miranda is literally the most inspirational human being in the world damn it

  44. Evan Carmichael sagt:

    Thanks for the comment and for watching Janet. 🙂 #BTA338 Shine

  45. Nkiru Ojimadu sagt:

    „You have to sometimes say no to your friends to say yes to your work“

  46. „Be careful who you let in when you have an idea.“ Don’t let them crush it for you.

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