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Singer Brandy Is a Reminder of What No One Should Ever Forget

brandy-is-a-reminder #brandy #motivationIn the midst of going through difficult times, what is it that kept R&B singer Brandy from walking away from her career altogether?

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The answer: having the knowledge of her obligations.

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As many know, Brandy has dealt with some turbulent times both professionally and personally in previous years. At one moment things became so overwhelming for her that she almost quit the music industry for good.

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“There were times when I tried to come back and it didn’t work. Then I started to feel like, maybe this is not my purpose, maybe this is not what I’m supposed to do, because it’s not happening to me” [CNN]

“People are calling me a has-been, people are calling me washed-up and all these things…that starts to effect you mentally a little bit because you’re like, ‘Am I? Do I still have it?” [CNN]

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Even as she was on the verge of giving up on herself, she knew deep down inside that doing such a thing was unacceptable. Why? Because she remembered these words:

 

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Brandy has fought her way through all that has happened in her 33 years of life to make a comeback in the music industry. Her newest release entitled “Two-Eleven” is already receiving a wealth of positive reviews and looks promising to be a chart-topping album, already gaining huge popularity with only the first few singles.

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“I wanted to show [people] that this is what I was born to do and this is where I need to be—and also, not even so much that, but to prove it to myself.” [That Grape Juice TV]

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Brandy is a reminder of what no one should ever forget. There is great inspiration and power that can be found in her return to music, and I want to share it with you:

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Remember this: times may get tight, life may get rough, people may dismiss you, your efforts may seem to consistently fall apart…….but if it is something that are passionate about—something that you undoubtedly know has been placed inside of you to do:

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You Always Always Always owe it to yourself to keep trying

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Take the words in the picture above and write them down. Make Post-It notes with these words and place them everywhere: on your bathroom mirror, on your car’s dashboard, on your work desk—anywhere and everywhere that you can think of. Say it to yourself over and over until it sinks into your mind and resonates in your spirit. Repeat it to yourself often throughout each day. Speak it until you believe it—and each moment thereafter.

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Not matter what lies ahead in your life, you have an obligation to keep trying. Brandy never forgot it – and neither should you.

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What are some ways that you motivate yourself to keep trying when life gets tough? share with me below or tell me about it at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Janeane Davis

I really liked this article. It was a good reminder that sometime you have to start again and again and again. The secret is to keep going, when the going gets tough, you need to get going too.

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Reply to  Janeane Davis

Greetings Janeane! I am so glad that you enjoyed this article! ~Thanks so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

Shelda Raymonvil

I love the quotes you have throughout this post. I will use them and remind myself of those words because they say and mean a lot. Thanks for sharing!

Makeba Giles
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Greetings Shelda! Thank you so much! I am so glad that you enjoyed this article and that Brandy’s words will help keep you inspired! ~I appreciate you sharing here with me! 🙂

Chasing Joy

I don’t like the feeling when I know I have not tried my best. I also feel motivated because I know that God has blessings for me.

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Reply to  Chasing Joy

Greetings Chasing Joy! I totally know how you feel. I can only feel good about myself when I know that I have given my absolute all — if I feel in the slightest bit that there’s more I can do, I push myself to keep trying. You said it; there’s great Blessings in store for us whenever we keep on going. ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

T. Espi

As I read this article I couldn’t help but think of Finding Nemo “Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming” 🙂
I have been tempted more often than not to give up but I don’t because I know that the thing that I can’t stop thinking about, the thing that nags at me all the time, is the thing that I need to do no matter how discouraging things may get.

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Reply to  T. Espi

Greetings T. Espi! I love me some Dory and Finding Nemo, too! 😀
Trust me, I know how you feel. We all have those moments where we find ourselves on the very edge of giving up and when we are there, that voice in us to keep going gets louder and louder. It’s just proof positive that great things are in store for us if we stay encouraged. ~Thank yo so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

Caroll

You article illustrates the meaning of never give up. Success is in the journey not the destination. Great article!

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Reply to  Caroll

Greetings Caroll! Thank you so much! I appreciate you sharing here with me! 🙂

Caroll
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You are welcome!

Deone Higgs

This is awesome, Makeba! There is nothing quite like a person who perseveres in spite of the adversity that comes up against them. It tells me two things about the individual. 1) They were bound to succeed. People who are dedicated to their goals, dreams, and passions – succeed. 2) If they faced and defeated adversity (big or small) they can go through anything life throws at them.

Perseverance is POWERFUL! If we’re willing to passionately put forth effort nothing is impossible.

Thanks for sharing this inspiring post on Brandy. I can’t wait to hear her new album. 🙂

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Deone Higgs

Greetings Deone! You said the word right there: dedication. Dedication to your ideas, to what you believe is possible. I think that nowadays many use/apply the word dedication to lightly. But in fact, real dedication is REAL powerful!! And Brandy proves it in this moment in what she is showing us.

I hope that you enjoy her cd! ~Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing here with me! I am glad that you enjoyed this one! 🙂

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