"In the back of my mind, I can never forget this could be gone tomorrow - and at this point I think the odds are against me… the chances of succeeding in this business are slim to none; there’s only a handful of people that have long careers. You have to put in the work, you can never be satisfied, never take it for granted."
"SHUP UP! You have never been nominated for a Grammy?"
@LaurenJauregui: My fish just passed away……….I’m so sad….
"I think that its important to remember that intelligence and confidence are two of the most beautiful attributes a person can have. But its very important to also remember that compassion, generosity, and humility are their counterparts, and without them intelligence and confidence simply become arrogance.
Be confident. Confidence isn’t something to be afraid of, it’s something you need to embrace. You need to learn to love yourself and be confident in who you are before you can love others completely and before others can love you completely.
Be compassionate. Look at things from other people’s perspectives, situations, cultures. This world is so vast and everyone is so different. What you many know, another person may not. What you have never experienced (self-harm, self-loathing, family issues) they may suffer from that very thing everyday. Remember that you never truly know a person until you’ve had many full and deep conversations with them, don’t judge so quickly and leave room for love with each person you meet.
Be intelligent. Being intelligent and opening your mind and accepting others for who they are and what they believe and allowing yourself to grow from that is something that is so incredibly important and beautiful. I think people mistake intelligence for always being right (as I do myself sometimes) but its so much more than that. One of my favorite things to do is pick up a book and read about something that I have no knowledge of. To take that knowledge and apply it to everything I do. It’s so important for you to want to learn and want to grow and want to open your mind and see the world from other people’s eyes, not just your own. It’s also good to have opinions and be strong about them because as cliche as the saying is, it’s 100% true.
Be humble. Being humble and recognizing the fact that you are human, that you’re opinion isn’t always going to be correct and admitting that you’re wrong, embracing your imperfection and allowing that to show is such a beautiful and admirable thing. Be smart and confident, but never let that become arrogance.
And last but certainly not least:
Be generous. Giving. Realizing that you’re not the only thing in this world and that you are so fortunate. Giving to those in need in any way you can, whether it be a smile, or a dollar, or a meal, or sacrificing your time to help out a friend or your weekend to feed the homeless or whatever your heart tells you to do. And doing it not for the glory of other people knowing you did a good thing, but for the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make a difference in someone’s day or life, no matter how insignificant it may seem. No act is small. No act of generosity goes unnoticed.
Be confident. Be compassionate. Be intelligent. Be humble. Be generous. The universe returns to you what you put out.”
"Life is too short to take it seriously but never forget to be grateful for what you have.."