In an article in the December 2015 issue of INSTYLE Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o was profiled by writer: Kahlana Barfield.
In the article titled: "How to seize the moment", Lupita …
"Teaches us how to maximize momentum when things are looking up."
- Know when to say YES.
"My instincts are my natural GPS. I know where I want to go but they know how to get me there. The only way I gauge moving forward is by listening to myself."
- Know when to say no.
"I’m not shy about saying when I’m uncomfortable. If I’m asked a question I don’t care to answer, I don’t. It would be folly to say I’m ready for everything, because I’m not. I don’t think anyone is."
- Master the basics.
"My parents taught me to show up to life. Be punctual, be trustworthy and say “please” and “thank you”. I live by the principle of giving what you want others to give you."
- On cutting all her hair off at 19…
"…To free myself from thinking that hair makes me beautiful was liberating. I am not what grows out of my head or just what I wear. This realization has made me more playful."
- Redefine success continually.
"My motivation changes with time. I recognize the privilege and position I have. A lot of doors have been opened for me and I feel very humbled about that. I’ve had goals, and I’ve achieved many of them. Now it’s more a matter of trying to make good use of the opportunities afforded me. It’s about setting intentions and enjoying the process."
Great advice Lupita! xx The A-List