Louis Tomlison is facing a tedious stretch in his personal life right now. The 27-year-old singer lost his mother, Johannah Deakin, due to Leukamia in 2016, and suffered another loss recently. Tomlinson’s 18-year-old sister, Felicite suffered a cardiac arrest in late March 2019 and did not make a recovery. Following these two tragic incidents, Louis Tomlison had a re-evaluation of his life choices.
In a heartfelt Tweet today, Louis Tomlinson shared how he had to re-think what success means to him and what career goals he wishes to fulfill with this new definition.
“I’ve been thinking a lot more about what success means to me,” Louis penned his words on Twitter. “I feel like I’ve been mistranslating it for the last 3 years.”
Louis also talked about how one should enjoy the “ride” rather than rush towards the “end game.”
“Someone recently said something very interesting about how so many people focus on the ‘end game’ without enjoying the doing.”
The singer continued about what inspires his music; “My expectations and aspirations are all shaped around my experiences, as much as I try and stay realistic I couldn’t help but crave a ‘hit’ single.”
However, he also comes to the realization that “commercial success” isn’t as important to him as it was sometime back. “Over the last few weeks I’ve put a lot of things in to perspective and in fact what I should be doing is forgetting about perception and to a certain degree worry less about being defined on commercial success.”
Finally, Louis revealed what his purpose in the music industry going forward would be; “I’m here to make music I love and make my fans proud to say they’re a fan. Turning a page today. Enjoy today and enjoy the ride! Don’t get lost on the way up.”
In times of tragedy, we often tend to look at ourselves and find out who we really are what we really want to do. Louis Tomlinson may have had his moment of clarity following the two tragic incidents in his personal life.
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