In such a fast-paced world, many people often find themselves overextended. You can sometimes find it difficult to say “no” and end up putting your personal issues and tasks aside to help others. Though being the “go-to” person feels great and has its benefits, you may find yourself completely lifeless and emotionally drained. Some of the most over-extended people in the world are celebrities. Being pulled in an insane amount of directions often comes with the territory, but the key to success is learning to balance it all. Some of the most famous celebs offer jewels of wisdom to alleviate losing themselves throughout their success.
In one of her interviews, Eva Mendes is quoted to have said “we can’t choose our family, but we can choose our friends. Surrounding myself with people who love and support me has been the key to my success. Once I eliminated the negative people from my circle, I was ready to soar.”
One of Hollywood’s leading women Lupita Nyong’o, sums up what continues to sustain her in the industry. She shared “you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you. Beauty was not a thing that I acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be. You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion—for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”
If you had to think of one of the most notable celebrities of all time, it wouldn’t be surprising if Beyoncé came to mind. In her documentary Life Is but a Dream, queen Bey effortlessly shares that “independence comes from you knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself.”
Whatever the case may be and whoever you are, knowing your boundaries and what you really want in life is extremely beneficial. Learning to put yourself first will help alleviate succumbing to unnecessary pressure so you can start living your best life with much success!