Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Styrofoam Cup

I think this is one of the most poignant clips I have watched in a long time. 

True, I just watched Michelle Obama's full DNC speech and was wiping tears off my key board and smiling all at the same time. I am not even sure why I was moved to tears but I think it had something to do with me thinking how wonderful my own country would be if we had more women like her in power, you know? But I digress).  Michelle's speech was so good I am still debating if I should watch it again or if I should just hold on to how I felt the very first time I watched and treasure that for some time. It was like watching Authenticity speak. I will remember it for a long time.

The humble Styrofoam Cup

Same goes for the words you are about to hear. I will remember them for a long time. I am going to share with my children and everyone I know because this is something we need to understand. And understand very well.

Know who you are before you get to the top. Aspire for greatness. Seek to excel. Be at the top of your professional game.  But as you travel that journey, please figure out who you are and what you are worth. All by yourself. Because if you don't.......perchance you have to climb back down or if you are dragged back down or maybe you just move on to other "less sexy" jobs. If you believe WHO you are is tied to that your position up on the top of the success or position will be one bad, sad story.

Because you just might find yourself drinking from a Styrofoam cup feeling like a big fat nothing.

Watch and see what I mean.

I will just leave this right here for all y'all to think about.

P. S. Dear, Dear Bunmi O, thank you for sending this to me. Thank you.

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