If you're anything like me, you lovvvvvvve you some Beyoncé. I'm talking "Single Ladies"-hand wavin', lemonade-sippin', actually havin' hot sauce in your bag kinda love. Bey is probably one of the most influential women on the planet. And when you listen to her music or watch her perform, there's a certain magic about her that commands your attention, reels you in + suddenly makes even the most timid gal feel flawless + empowered. The other day, it dawned on me that women love Beyoncé not simply because she sings songs that are the soundtrack to our lives, KILLS IT on stage–like every...single...time–or is incredibly beautiful + humble. We admire her because she embodies everything we want to be.
Deep down, we all just want to be exactly who we are with no apologies and have the kind of confidence that demands respect. We all wish we can "slay all day," killin' it + conquering obstacles, no matter how great the challenge. We all crave the kind of work that makes our dreams come alive. And all of us want to be so dang good at what we do that others can look at us + be inspired to do the same.
But no matter how many of her songs I sing off-key in my car, and regardless of how many times I scream "YAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!" while watching a video of hers, I will never be Beyoncé. BUT, I can be me.
What if the power, the fearlessness, the boldness + bravery, the talent, the beauty, the strength, the poise and the bada$$ness we admire about her is already inside of us? What if she's just a mere reflection of just how incredible any + every woman can truly be when she doesn't leave an ounce of her potential to waste?
Beyoncé is who she is because she IS who she is. In other words, when we really dig in + hone in on who we are, we too can become iconic women–within our schools, at our jobs, in our communities + among our families. The only reason why Beyoncé has the level of success + influence she does is because she had the courage + discipline to actually use her God-given gifts + is relentless about pursuing her purpose. And yet every day, you're given the same 24 hours as her. Like really, think about it. When we admire folks who are at the top of their game, we see them grinding to be the best version of themselves. They dream big, work hard, ditch the excuses + do whatever it takes to become the best.
So what's stopping you from being the best you possible? If you were at the top of your game, what would daily life look like for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!