By: Janette Artea
Just northeast of Manhattan and across the Harlem River lies a borough that’s bestowed upon us a gift. A gift so great, we could write a full novel on it. That gift has taught us that love don’t cost a thing. It’s taught us that romantic comedies based in New York City will never fall flat. Most importantly, this gift reminds us that health is wealth and draws us into every workout and gives us a glimpse into thanks to Instagram. That gift is the one and only Jennifer Lopez.
The ultimate definition of a girl boss, J. Lo has proven that through hard work and dedication, we’re all beyond capable of accomplishing our goals. The ultimate powerhouse – a singer, actress, businesswoman, and all-around fitness inspiration, if anyone is qualified to write a handbook on this little thing called life, it’s Jenny from the block.
Below are a few life lessons straight from the Bronx beauty that we could all use to fuel us as we hustle to make our dreams our reality.
In her first Instagram post of 2019 J. Lo kicked off the year highlighting her excitement around a new year and the adventures that lie ahead. Always the motivator, she encouraged followers to step out of their comfort zones. Go out for that dream job, sign up for a marathon or make the first move! There’s so much magic waiting to be experienced when you get out of your own way and try something new. Don’t let fear hold you back from achieving career goals or even falling in love. Reach your limitless power this year by branching out and experiencing new things.
Coming from a woman who has more than 60 songs about love or with the word “love” in the title, it’s safe to say Ms. Lopez is all about that L-O-V-E. Whether it’s a partner, your family or friends, don’t be afraid to show the ones you love just how much you do. In life, we’ll experience our fair share of highs and lows. It’s so easy to get swept up in the daily grind and forget to shower the people you care for the most with genuine love and attention. Remind yourself daily that there are things out there that are bigger than back-to-back conference calls. Give yourself the opportunity to infuse a little love into your day to day and see how your life evolves for the better.
Go All In With Your Commitments
We all have so many goals and ambitions we’d love to accomplish, and we are all infinitely capable of doing so. Channel your limitless power and as J. Lo once brilliantly shared on Instagram, “Be committed to what makes your heart sing and your spirits soar … be relentless in the pursuit of your passions.” The real power lies in taking that initial step toward a goal. If you dream of one day running your own website, then commit to learning by taking on as many internships as possible and attending conferences, workshops and lecture series. Focusing on your end goal and taking advantage of all the resources available to you will help you embark on this exciting career feat. Nothing comes easy so sticking to it will ultimately play a major role in your success.
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