If you didn’t watch the Emmy’s last Sunday, you missed the most empowering and inspirational speech by Viola Davis. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama and she won. She’s the first African-American to win this award. Her speech though, was truly remarkable. She made us all cry, but she moved us with her words of truth, passion, and inspiration. Her words not only spoke to Women of Color, but I felt like it spoke towards all women alike. Everyone in that room and those watching at home, felt the power and inspiration by her words. This was the speech that was heard all around the world. Whether you felt included or not by her words, the meaning behind it speaks a lot of truths. Without “opportunity” we wouldn’t be where we are today. No matter where you are in life, it takes a lot of Courage, Determination, Motivation, and enough inspiration to make through anything in life. We all can be who we want to be andWE are the ones who choose our destiny, we just need that “opportunity” to make something of ourselves in life. This is something we all should to think about, reflect, and work towards.
Viola Davis’s Speech,
“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people that are Ben Sherwood, Paul Lee, Peter Nowalk, Shonda Rhimes, people who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black. And to the Taraji P. Hensons, the Kerry Washingtons, the Halle Berrys, the Nicole Beharies, the Meagan Goods, to Gabrielle Union: Thank you for taking us over that line. Thank you to the Television Academy. Thank you.” ( http://www.nytimes.com/live/emmys-2015/viola-daviss-emotional-emmys-acceptance-speech/)
Remember no matter what anyone ever says to you, remember this: You can do anything you set your mind to, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Because we create our futures, we create our destinys, and we shape our lives. With hard work, determination, motivation, and continuing to inspire ourselves and others you can do just about anything. Our opportunity is life, it is what we do with it, that will set us apart from others. And whatever you do with your life happened because YOU did it . Because of that opportunity, you stayed inspired, stay motivated, and always DREAM BIG!! Continue to chase your goals, dreams, and that opportunity, remember anything is possible. We are only given one life, so make the most out of it!
Love, Peace, and Happiness! 🙂
What keeps you motivate? What are your passions in life?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what keepings you going in life, share with me!