This old town can slow you down…people taking the easy way. But I know exactly where I’m going…I’m getting closer and closer every day…”
—Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog)
I’m digging back into my Disney bag for today’s Inspirational Jam, so please just roll with it!
“Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose as Princess Tiana (yes, from The Princess and the Frog) is definitely a go-to motivational song for me. For those who’ve seen the movie, Princess Tiana is my favorite Disney princess, not because she’s African-American, but because I could see a lot of myself in her. She had big dreams of owning her own restaurant, and was working her tail off to try to get there before that whole turning-into-a-frog nonsense. Of course, along the way, she learned that there was more to life than just work, but she also knew that she had to put in serious effort to get to where she wanted to be! I could relate!
So this song surrounds her explaining to her mom that’s she on the grind, and she’s so close to achieving that dream of hers! Yeah, she may have had to sacrifice some things, but, in the end, she just knew it would be worth it. That’s exactly where I’m at right now!
Watch Anika performing the song below…
And, just because I love this movie, here’s the original!