Dave Chappelle mentioned this quote to Oprah: “Success takes you where character cannot sustain you.”
Oprah then said, if you don’t know who you are before the big stuff comes, the success can confuse you and basically set you up to be manipulated and possibly destroyed.
The key then is to know yourself, and make decisions based on your philosophies, integrity, and intuitions. Make decisions based on what you hold true and sure in your philosophy and beliefs.
So the answer to the kind of success people like Will Smith, Oprah, Denzel, and Morgan Freeman have had, is to know thyself and what you stand for. Know firmly WHO you are and be firm in directing your own path. Never be afraid to say “No” to whatever does not appear comfortable and solid to your beliefs.
Never be afraid to say “No” and never be afraid to say "yes." Say "no" when necessary but also remember to say YES to what boosts you. THAT is what sets the successful apart from those who fall to ruin.
Get ready to fly, cause it’s on the way now.
Author: Jessica Bordelon
Passionate, powerful, & gentle, she is an artist that captures the strength , power & energy of femininity in its purest form.