I see you, sis. You're out here on your job, in your own lane; staying focused on what's in front of you and only glancing in the rearview when necessary.
But anyone who has ever hopped in the driver's seat and taken the wheel when it comes to the direction of their own lives knows that roadblocks are both inconvenient and inevitable, and the only way out is through. Just ask Meagan Good, who recently opened up in an episode of Grace Byers' Sit + Sip about how shifting her focus helped her from losing her sanity during some of the toughest moments in her life.
In the episode, the 38-year-old actress wants anyone currently in a personal, professional, or financial rough patch to know that trouble don't last always, so in the meantime: pray. She explained:
"Really trust in God. Like really, really, really trust in Him. I don't believe in ever giving up. I'm relentless and resilient, and I've seen a lot of like really kind of sucky times. Times where I couldn't pay my bills, or I would have a big movie in the theater but couldn't afford to pay my bills. Oh yeah, I've seen a lot of different seasons. But for me, it's really trust in God."
Living out your dreams means joining the starving artist struggle where sometimes, it seems like your only goal is to eat. But Meagan reminded us that even when we're delayed, we're never denied:
"This entire job is a faith walk: When am I going to get my next job? Am I going to get my next job? Every single day we have to walk in faith that we're going to get a job and then we're going to go the way that we want to go."
The actress also had a word about the con of comparison. It's so easy to get caught up in playing the game that you forget that you're your own star player, playa; your only competition is you. Meagan explained:
"No competition. I just don't believe in it. I believe truly what's mine is mine, you can't take it from me, and what's yours is yours, I can't take it from you. I really believe in celebrating each other, celebrating all women and celebrating any form of underdog. Absolutely."
Accountability is a superpower and it's imperative to your purpose (and everyone connected to it) that you stop feeling sorry for yourself. Meagan explained that in moments of insecurity, she has to be the one to end her personal pity party and recenter during the not-so-positive moments in her career:
"When I'm in that in-between stage and I'm feeling insecure or I'm feeling like I don't know if I can do it or like this person over here is winning, why can't I get a break or a chance, I just bring myself back to the base. I'm here for a reason, God created me for a reason. He's not going to stop what He's started. I'm going to get all the way there. It is a process. I have to be present in the process and choose joy in the process, even when it sucks, even when it hurts. It's all about perception and attitude. Just keep pushing. Just don't give up."
To watch the full clip, watch below!
Sit + Sip Part 2 - ft. Meagan Good-Franklin (Ch. 1)youtu.be
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