I came across this video of Lauryn Hill by chance, a clip was shared on my PR instagram timeline and I had to stop, listen and re-share.
True words of wisdom from one our generation’s greatest talents. _________________ #Regrann from @amcmedia – Part 1 of 3 “We should constantly be aspiring to reach higher and higher and higher. We should never be comfortable with where we are. You know, we should always be aspiring to know more and to better ourselves and to improve ourselves…Improve yourself, light up the corner that you live on” __________________ #inspiration #inspirational #daily #motivation #dailymotivation #laurynhill #music #aspire #speech #interview #instavideo #instagram #videooftheday #truth
The clip had me wanting to know more and so I found the full interview on YouTube and what a delight it was. This 40 minute interview is not just another “PR” interview about an artist, it is rich in wisdom, truth and authenticity, the likes of which I have not seen in a very long time. It cemented my admiration for an amazing artist and a truly creative woman whose gifts and talents have been a blessing to us all but it also gave me an opportunity to reflect on my own life and how I see my achievements. Being able to see yourself as more than what you do and what the world defines as success but to truly honour the multi-dimensional and multi-facted person you are supposed to be can be difficult but it is definitely worth it and this interview reminds us why. There are so many take away moments that I could highlight in this Lauryn Hill but here are a few:
Put God first – silence your mind and your human desire to take over and take control of everything and allow God’s grace to work through you. Be humble to God’s favour, do not let fame or celebrity consume you to the point that you lose your “why”.
Protect your energy – be aware of those you surround yourself with and how their energy has an impact on yours.
Put family first – the love of family and friends can be such great motivators and confidence builders.
Do everything from a place of truth – be willing to learn and open to opportunities, with all that in mind do the very best that you can with those opportunities. Explore new realms of opportunity and allow the love of all activities to guide you.
I hope you enjoy this interview and use the lessons that Ms Hill has shared here.