Uplifting Words Of Wisdom From: Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith, Tracee Ellis...

Uplifting Words Of Wisdom From: Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross And Many Others

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“All fear does is keep you from the highest version of yourself. You are afraid of how great you can be, not if you are great. The truth is courage, but you need the fear to introduce you to the courage, just like you need the lie to recognize the truth.

It’s all spiritual. It’s all about becoming the version of yourself that God created. You have to start listening to that intuition, that positive voice that’s within us all. It’s real! You don’t trust it because the other part sounds more believable. We’ve been taught that realistic is negative. It’s too good to be true. No, it’s too good not to be true! You change your thinking, you change your life. You got to prove to yourself that you are already what you want to be.” -Brandy 

“My standard of perfection often paralyzes me, or makes me terrified, or makes me feel ashamed. Instead, if I can make space for the idea that the goal is not to be perfect, but the goal is to be me, then I get to revel in the mixed bag of what it is to be human. Some moments are good, some are bad. We live in a culture where people are constantly telling us how to get what we want, and within that message is, ‘You need to be something other than you are.’ So my antidote to that has been ‘what if the goal is not to get what I want, but discover who I am, be who I am, and accept that?’ Because strangely, that takes courage!” -Tracee Ellis Ross
“Seriously, if it’s sucking the life out of you, stop giving it attention. If it’s a job, you need to quit. If it’s a person, cut them out. If it’s an activity, by all means, STOP. Stop letting anything but YOU take the wheel. You’re going to be okay. Time will pass. Get outta there and make your dreams a reality. You don’t deserve anxiety. You’re not operating at your best when someone or something else is in control. Take over. Get some good vibes cranking and just be happy in your own skin. Love your life. Delete the rest.” – Rebekah Letch
“I just finished reading Robert Greene’s “Mastery,” and I feel like this quote sums up the importance of letting your work speak for you: ‘Work that is solid also protects you from the political conniving and malevolence of others – it is hard to argue with the results you produce. If you are experiencing the pressures of political maneuvering within the group, do not lose your head and become consumed with all the pettiness. By remaining focused and speaking socially through your work, you will both continue to raise your skill level and stand out among all the others who make a lot of noise but produce nothing.'”- Angela Yee
“I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents [or friends]. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do – if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.” -Kelly Cutrone 
“We place so much emphasis on defining what sexy is by physical appearance, but I think it’s a manifestation of ones inner confidence and authenticity. Really talking to someone, looking each other in the eye and having a conversation that isn’t plastic, is sexy.” – Adrienne C. Moore
“When you look around at the six people that you spend the most time with, that’s who you are. I think that in making those decisions in who you are going to be married to, who your friends are going to be, those are really huge, critical, life decisions. Who gets to talk to you everyday is almost like the food that you eat. It is a very huge critical situation to choose who the people are that you are spending your life with, spending your time with and who you are choosing to give your love and everything to.” -Will Smith
“Getting back up when you fail. When I didn’t get into Duke Ellington School of the Arts I thought I couldn’t act. My friend was into electrical engineering, and I thought OK, I’ll do that. But then I failed precalculus. So I called my dad and he said ‘I’m glad you failed. Now you can get back to acting; that’s what you’re supposed to be doing.’ I took a detour, that’s all. It made me want to act even more.” -Taraji P. Henson


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