Words of Wisdom: “Pursue What You Find Meaningful”-Jordan Peterson

This powerful Words of Wisdom clip from psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson is a must watch! It speaks to the importance of going after purpose and meaning in your daily life.

Some consider it a luxury to go after what you find meaningful or your true purpose in life, especially when it comes to jobs. We all have bills and responsibilities to take care of, so I get it. It’s easier said than done. But it’s like Jordan shares in this video. It’s a moral obligation to pursue something meaningful in this life.

I truly believe that you can live your purpose and sustain yourself because plenty of people have done it. I’m almost there myself. It involves a lot of perseverance, courage, and risk, but it’s riskier to me to be stagnant somewhere where you aren’t productive and fulfilled because you aren’t living your purpose. Trust me, I knew and HATED that feeling. I understand doing what you have to do to survive, but the ultimate goal should be to get to where you want to be to THRIVE.

Watch Jordan’s wise words below.

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Words of Wisdom: “Jealousy Is Your Dreams Trying To Wake You Up”-Mel Robbins

Today’s Words of Wisdom clip from motivational speaker and TV host Mel Robbins really resonated with me. I hope this pushes you today and beyond.

In the video, Mel discusses that nasty little demon called jealousy. When you find yourself getting jealous of someone else’s success, it really doesn’t have anything to do with them. It’s about YOU. It’s about you feeling insecure or unfulfilled in your own life in terms of your goals and dreams. It’s literally your dreams screaming at you to stop watching from the sidelines and get in the game.

I’ve been there. Though I was happy for the successes of friends, it was hurtful to me that I hadn’t yet reached my own goals. It was a wake-up call that I needed to revamp my mind and my work. However, a delay is not a denial. You have to just keep persevering until your goals become reality. Which is easier said than done, but I just take things one day at a time. I’ve also worked on being genuinely happy for others, finding their success as motivation that mine would eventually come. And it has!

Watch Mel’s words of wisdom below!

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Words of Wisdom: “Don’t Listen To The Naysayers”-Taraji P.Henson

These Words of Wisdom from Taraji P. Henson may be cliché, but I know there’s somebody out there that needs to hear it.

As she accepted the Lucy Award at  Women In Film’s annual fundraising gala, the Crystal + Lucy Awards, Taraji shared some of her life story. She was a young mom when she moved to California to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Since Taraji was 26 with a toddler, people wrote her off before she even got started. Look at her now, though. But what if she had listen to those negative people who told her she wouldn’t make it? What if she had let them get in her head and stop her from doing what she was meant to do?

We let that happen a lot y’all. We let people from the outside looking in taint our dreams or goals with their negative opinions. I’ve even had to check myself on being one of those people at times, thinking that I was coming from an honest and helpful place. I’ve learned to just let people dream and work on their goals. If they can see it, let people at least try!

I’ve also found that doubters are not only small minded people who simply can’t see your life’s vision coming to life. They also can be people who haven’t found their purpose, are struggling to fulfill it or gave up on it completely. That’s not your problem, though. That’s for them to work through. Keep going anyway!

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Words of Wisdom: “Nobody Cares If You’re Good”-Tobe Nwigwe

I’ve just started getting into rapper Tobe Nwigwe over the last year or so. He’s a great artist with a message and I really gravitated towards his work. So when I saw this Words of Wisdom clip from him, I had to feature him on Imperfectly B.

In this clip, Tobe admitted that one of the hardest lessons he had to learn in his music career was that people didn’t care if he was just good or not. People cared if he could regularly put out great work and not just the bare minimum. “People care if you’re consistent and if you can execute at a high level,” Tobe stated. “Nobody cares if you’re just good and you have a skill set.”

This is a hard lesson that I had to learn the hard way. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you’re not executing consistently and going above and beyond the average person, it doesn’t matter. I’ve also found that knowing what the higher purpose is behind what you do helps you to be consistent and execute. Because then you realize that it’s not just about you, which pushes you to go even harder.

Take a listen to Tobe’s words of wisdom below!

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Words of Wisdom: “Stop Justifying”-Dan Lok

This Words of Wisdom video from business magnate Dan Lok is truly a wake up call for all of us prone to excuses.

I don’t know about y’all, but I used to make heavy excuses on the regular to justify what I couldn’t do. I could expand my freelance career or develop this site because I was too busy. Or I was too “inexperienced” compared to others. I wasn’t good enough or talented enough or I’d be further along. That led me to shut down at times and not even try to put myself and my skills out there. I was making justifications for why I couldn’t do things instead of stepping into what I know I was made to do.

That’s what this clip from Dan is talking about. We justify our inactivity a lot. We try to downplay our gifts or not act on them by making excuses as to why we can’t do something. We use our schedules, our insecurities, and even our kids (for those of y’all who have them). However, we also have to push through all of that where we can and commit to the goals we have. We’ll always be busy and our insecurities tend to linger, and the kids will be around until at least 18 (maybe even longer if you’re nice like my parents were). We can still put in some work on our goals, even if it’s just a little bit each day. The first step is to stop justifying.

Check out the clip below!

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