One of the greatest actors of our time, Denzel Washington is a true master of his craft. This mastery is shown every time he transforms into a character.
Recently he spoke to a group of young aspiring actors about the importance of discipline, consistency, and the power of using your God-given gifts.
“True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already. So the desire you have, that itch that you have to be whatever it is you want to be … that itch, that desire for good is God’s proof to you sent already to indicate that it’s yours. You already have it. Claim it.”
View the video below and share with us, What gifts are you sharing with the world?
FEAR- False Evidence Appearing Real.
Anyone else remember this grade school acronym?
Well that’s exactly what fear is. No matter how small or large your fear may appear, you CAN conquer it! Here’s how:
Do something you’re scared of.
Do the things you’re scared of. Crazy statement, right?! No. The number one way to conquer a fear is to confront it. Please don’t go trying insane things that put you or others in harms way. But do your best and try to face even your smallest fears head on. Slowly expose yourself to what makes you feel uncomfortable until it becomes more familiar.
Forget about it.
Forget how scary that thing is and retrain your brain to think about the positive and optimistic points of what you fear. Our thoughts enhance our reality. You ever notice the more you think about how scary something is the more tense you get? Well challenge yourself to take a deep breath and turn your brain off. Focus you attention on the things that give you strength and keep you calm. Mind over matter.
Connect with fearless people.
If you are having trouble harnessing your inner strength then connect with fearless people. Observe their habits and even ask them how they stand up and face their fears. You become the people that you align yourself with.
You’ve gathered these small tips ,but before you go any further in conquering your fears you must first understand the power of your purpose. You have to know what you’re here to do. The notion of finding ones purpose is imperative to your success as a person. And this knowledge of self is what makes it is okay to try. Try out as many things as you need and fail as many times you can, until you recognize what your purpose is. As my great Aunt Thelma always says, “Nothing Beats A Failure, Better Than A Try.”
Fear is all about control and once you master yourself you will begin to realize the things you feared were conquerable all along. You have to let go of those fears in order to achieve the impossible. Take these tips into consideration and go out there and be great!
Break out star and red carpet phenom, Lupita Nyong’o has captivated us all with her style and grace. On Sunday, the world watched as she accepted the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film ’12 Years A Slave’. She gave a heartfelt acceptance speech and expressed sincere gratitude and reminded us all that “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”
Although powerful, in my opinion, Lupita’s Oscar speech wasn’t the most impactful speech given, to this date.
Last week she was honored at the Essence Magazine ‘Black Women in Hollywood’ event and it was there she gave an more profound and awe inspiring speech on beauty and acceptance.
Chime in, what are your thoughts of Lupita’s speech?
Today marks the beginning of March which is also recognized as Women’s History month. WHM is a global celebration honoring the worldwide contributions of women through out history and contemporary society.
S/O to every woman living HER story and changing our world.
So, we all need an outlet/platform on which we can be/feel completely free to say/type whatever. This will be ours. I’ll pose a question or share a “secret” but you all must answer or follow up, openly and honestly.
In your opinion, what is it about you that would make a man/woman fall in love with you?
We can all plan to sleep when we die
but for now
let’s continue to live in sin
Let’s continue to live beyond our wallets
We were taught to live without a care for our tomorrow’s..
we keep misdirecting our anger and fear.
I could tell you who to be mad at
but you wouldn’t wanna hear.
– Sankofa Byrd