Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.
Beauty is only skin deep. I think what's really important is finding a balance of mind, body and spirit.
Nobody knows what you can do, but you. Nobody can tell you. If I tell you all the people who told me I wasn’t going to act, or sing, or dance, or I wasn’t good at it. Or I should stop, or I should quit, or even after I became famous, for doing things. I would be locked in a house somewhere doing nothing. The truth is, nobody knows what’s inside of you. Only you know what’s inside of you. Only you know what you can accomplish, and what you're capable of, and what your gut, and your dreams, and your desires and your wants and you ability are. You only know, nobody else knows. So whatever you feel in your heart and in your gut, you should follow that.
Be true to yourself. Love yourself fully and completely.
You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.
My philosophy on life is that we’re here to love and to learn.
I judge people on how they smell, not how they look.
Don’t push your weaknesses, play with your strengths.
I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.
When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that’s what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self.
I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life, people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig deep into that. That has to come from you – nobody’s going to give you that.
You've gotta do things that make you happy. As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can't forget to take care of ourselves.
I know it’s hard for women to tap into that feeling of self-worth. We need to get the message out that you are valued, you are a goddess and don’t forget that. It’s about stopping those thoughts of negativity and insecurity. I think changing that and really recognizing yourself triggers control of how you feel, so you’re able to go, ‘No, I’m awesome, man, I’m amazing, there’s nobody like me!’ I think that’s the big secret to body confidence.
Sometimes we don't realize that we are compromising ourselves. To understand that a person is not good for you, or that that person is not treating you in the right way, or that he is not doing the right thing for himself—if I stay, then I am not doing the right thing for me. I love myself enough to walk away from that now.
I remain an eternal optimist about love. Sometimes it doesn't work, and that's sad. But I believe in love.