Words of Wisdom: “Get Out Of Your Own Way”-Mary J. Blige

I definitely needed to hear these Words of Wisdom from Mary J. Blige today. I hope it inspires you today too.

It was actually a piece of advice that she got from the legendary Chaka Khan, who told her to get out of her own way when it came to singing. For a little while, Mary had no idea what she meant, but later on, she understood perfectly. It meant don’t hold yourself back from doing what you’re meant to do. “Don’t be afraid of the power and the gift that you’re going to give to people. Don’t hate on yourself. Don’t speak negative of yourself,” Mary shared.

I struggle with that. I am my own worst critic, and I get pretty harsh with myself. That negativity often has held me back from doing what I know I could be doing. I’m trying my best though to get out of my own way. The way I figure it, there are enough outside obstacles that I have to deal with and others that will pop up. I don’t need to add on to it myself with negative words or thoughts on myself.

I encourage you all to get out of your own way today and every day. Watch Mary’s words of wisdom below!

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