Carrie Underwood Says She Almost Quit American Idol

Imagine if Carrie Underwood never went to Hollywood! This story is PROOF that it pays off when you push through a moment of fear instead of giving up.

Seems like CARRIE UNDERWOOD zipped through the "American Idol" audition process way back when . . . but there was a moment when she almost quit. She wrote about it in "Guidepost" magazine. After a "slew of auditions" in St. Louis she got the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood, but she was terrified.

"I was so distracted that when mom and dad were driving me to the airport to go to Hollywood, I realized I'd forgotten lip liner. "We stopped at a grocery store, and mom dashed inside to buy some. All at once, it was just too much. Going out to Los Angeles by myself, competing with all those other people who were so talented. I burst into tears. "My dad turned to me. 'Carrie,' he said, 'we can go home right now, and we don't ever have to talk about it again.'

I took a deep breath. 'No,' I said at last. 'I’ll go.'"

That's how you #GetYourBraveOn! It's not that we don't have moments of fear, it's that you must choose to push through them to get to the hope that is on the other side.  

What if Carrie Underwood had quit???  What is it in your life that you are facing in your future that you might be afraid of that you could push through?  What would happen if you quit?  What would happen if you didn't?!  

Speaking of Carrie: She released the teaser for her "My Gift: A Christmas Special" . . . which debuts Thursday on HBO Max

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