“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways — ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective. What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.”- Phylicia R.
“There is no path if you don’t take the step, otherwise you are standing still” –Debbie A.
I have always had an appreciation and admiration toward sisters, Phylicia Rashad & Debbie Allen (who are 2 years apart btw). They understood their gift from God, fine tuned their craft, and used their passion to reach unimaginable heights. Phylicia as an actress and Debbie as a dancer are now icons within their crafts. The steps they took in their twenties set them up for their ultimate success. Through their success they have impacted so many lives through their shows like, The Cosby Show, A Different World, & many other productions. As well as teaching master classes of their craft to all ages. Through their craft they were able to go beyond acting and dance… they have reached the masses through also just being who they are (Fabulous, Fierce, & Fearless !) & their wisdom.
My greatest lesson from these ladies is to Be Fearless. I’ve realized in my own life why certain things have not been blossoming... because of a fear of failure and fear can keep you from even starting. These women understood their passion and ran with it. Of course they didn’t get opportunities right away …. the best things in life take time. Even when their ideas were written on paper, the camera was recording, the shows & movies were debuted … they did not know how powerful their work was going to be. And the same goes for us sunflowers … Don’t get stuck! Keep moving & be fearless ! The steps we’re making right now will be the foundation of our future. So be very selective of what you are doing to yourself, the choices you are making, and people you surround yourself with … these are pivotal moments!!!!
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XO, A fellow Sunflower