People Who Never Find Love Make This Critical Mistake, According To Ryan Reynolds’ New Commercial

By | Celebrities, dating, Food for thought, heartwarming, relationships, ryan reynolds, stories, uplifting news

Finding love has been hard in 2020, with a global pandemic and many people never leaving their houses and all – but then again, when hasn’t finding a match been kind of difficult?

Ryan Reynolds’ new Match commercial touches on just this issue – and shows how, when it’s meant to be, love will indeed find a way.

It also subtly highlights a critical mistake many single people make when looking for the one. (Yes, this especially applies when online dating during a pandemic).

Ryan Reynolds stars in ad

The commercial follows a woman named 2-0-2-0 (get it?) who finds herself matching with a guy who goes by the name of Satan.

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Satan is true to folklore, red and mean-looking with big horns, presiding over hell (nothing at all like the fetching Lucifer character on Netflix), but that doesn’t stop him from wanting love. He matches with 2-0-2-0 and discovers it’s a mutual match.

 “The feelings are mutual, so what are you waiting for?” his app reads.

The devil himself was able to find someone

The first date goes like many others.  They meet under a bridge, introduce themselves and stroll off. The video continues with a montage of dates they have throughout the year, enjoying empty theaters and football stadiums as they lead the rest of the world towards a shutdown.

Of course, their dates are against the backdrop of the world around them being a mess, from stealing toilet paper to watching movies in an empty theater, but they are still in their idea of a perfect love story.

Looking for love? Avoid this critical mistake and focus on this

While this video is undeniably funny – it’s also exhibitive of a really important truth that all of us should remember in our own dating lives.

If you think there is nobody out there for you, or if you think that because we’re in the middle of a pandemic there is no chance, you are sabotaging your own chances of finding someone from the get-go.

Love is out there, and the perfect person for you is out there (cause if Satan himself can find love in this ad, you sure can despite your perceived shortcomings and imperfections) if you are willing to believe it.

If you want love, don’t make excuses, and don’t deny yourself the chance to find it. You deserve that opportunity.

The important takeaway from this funny video is not that Satan and 2020 are one in the same (though that is debatable), but that no matter what your life circumstances are, you should never stop believing in yourself and in the possibility of meeting someone.

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21 Anthony Hopkins Quotes on Living a Happy and Worry-Free Life

By | Celebrities, Food for thought, happiness, life lessons, moving on, Quotes

Born on December 31, 1937, Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors and a living legend.

Hopkins started working in the film industry in the late 60’s. Before that, he pursued a stage career, which he hated. He felt like he was working without a point and he knew he could do so much more.

There are so many movie titles linked to Hopkins’ remarkable acting style, but the actor gained critical acclaim due to his game-changing performance as Hannibal Lector in Silence of The Lambs. In fact, he was so convincing that he kind of scared his co-star Jodie Foster. She later admitted that she avoided Hopkins as much as she could during the filming of the thriller.

Hopkins has consistently proven his immense versatility and due to such a lengthy list of achievements and awards, he was knighted in 1993.

His skills and talent are undeniable, but the actor owes his success to hard work. He still rehearses every line more than 200 times – that’s how first-class portrayals are delivered.

Here are 21 Anthony Hopkins quotes on living a happy and worry-free life.

My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.

I don’t care: if they don’t like it they don’t like it, but I do it for the fun of it.

Life is tough, but you just have to just get out of bed, get out and do it

I’m fascinated by the dream world we live in, in our dreaming sleep dreaming and that moment of pre sleep when the subconscious mind whirls up.

Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday.

In certain moments of our lives we get little signals, little flashes that say ‘it’s yours if you want it’   


There is no shortcut to happiness, you have to live your life.

We all sell ourselves to some degree, I think.

I was bullied as a boy – lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.

Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry.

You mellow out and you just don’t take things too seriously.

Life’s so short and such glorious – images in the world and such horror as well, but I want to see it all. So I moved out of my comfort zone.

We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist.

Everything is random and there are no guarantees.

I love life because what more is there?

I’m fascinated by the fact that we can’t grasp anything about time.

I am a bit of a solitude person – a solitary personality. I like being on my own. I don’t have any major friendships or relationships with people.

If people don’t want to bother with me, fine. You know, God bless them, and move on.

The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing.

I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.

We get questions in our head and little voices that put us down when we were kids, so get over that. That’s all I’ve had to do.

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22 Lady Gaga Quotes that Will Encourage You to Always Be Yourself

By | be yourself, Celebrities, Food for thought, inspirational, Quotes, resilience, self-confidence

Weird outfits, high fashion and an incredible voice – these are some of the ingredients Lady Gaga used to take over the world.

She shocked, impressed and inspired and continues to do so. Lady Gaga is one of those entertainers that seem to have unlimited resources.

As a child she learn classical piano, took vocal and acting lessons, then, as a teenager, she began performing, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays.

Despite her talent, Lady Gaga was constantly bullied for her appearance and eccentric behaviors – she was actually thrown in a trash can once. But while many tried to dim her light, she never doubted that one day she’ll be a superstar. Gaga is a force to be reckoned with – she managed to dodge all criticisms and she rebuilt her confidence whenever someone tried to put her down.

Gaga admitted her flaws, kept it real and that’s how she became an inspiration, not just a pop icon. She is a vocal supporter of human rights, well-known for her philanthropy and for being an LGBT advocate.

In 2011, she founded the Born This Way Foundation – a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment, self-confidence and anti-bullying,

Here are 22 Lady Gaga quotes that will encourage you to always be yourself.

You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.

We need fantasy to survive because reality is too difficult.

You define beauty yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty.

You have to be the antithesis of the status quo. You have to work against it. It’s not about a reaction. You don’t need to react to anything. We need to be proactive in our own movement of positivity.


Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way!

Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure.

You have to be careful about how much you reveal to people that look up to you so much.


Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

I used to be so delusional. I always imagined I could be more than I was, and eventually I grew and evolved into that person. 

We have set a standard where it’s not OK to act without morality and values and human respect. No person is better than another.

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light.

Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.

I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.

I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws.

Why spend your whole life trying to be somebody that you’re not? It’s so much more fun to be yourself.

Even if the whole world turns their back on you, you’ll always have yourself. 

It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.

Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.

Fight and push harder for what you believe in, you’d be surprised, you are much stronger than you think.

I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.

No matter how much success you have — no matter how many opportunities, fame, fortune, no matter how many people accept you to your face — the person that really needs to accept you is you.

You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.

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20 Motivational Terry Crews Quotes on Success and Manning Up

By | Celebrities, Food for thought, inspirational, motivational, positivity, Quotes, success

Terry Crews is one of those Hollywood celebrities we always love to hear or read about. Named as TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017, Crews went from broke to sweeping floors to becoming insanely successful.

Terry survived a horrible childhood as he grew up with an abusive alcoholic father, but he didn’t let those negative experiences limit his growth nor his success. While he admits his journey was sometimes painful, he also says that it has taught him a lot of priceless lessons.

Crews is a 6’3″ charismatic and positive guy with an incredible energy. He is an actor, artist, fitness enthusiast and former American football player. He’s constantly learning, tries to be a better person and motivates others to take action by seeing him take action.

In 2014, Crews published his autobiography Manhood: How to Be a Better Man-or Just Live with One, where he shares everything he’s learned while rising to fame and provides a great deal of advice for men everywhere.

Here are 20 motivational Terry Crews quotes on success and manning up.

Dreams do come true. It takes a lot of work. But it can happen.

The reality is you get zero points for intentions.

What I’ve discovered as I’ve worked to finally grow up and become a better person, while making peace with my past, is that anger can trick us.

I needed to be broken. Because the moment when you’re broken is the moment when you can see what’s really happening.

No is negotiable. I can actually change where I go and how I get there. I can actually make my way over to the other side. It’s up to me.

But trying to be perfect will leave you empty-handed, whereas trying to do your best will keep you fulfilled.

I’ve learned to validate another person’s feelings, and validate who they are, without losing anything of myself or letting my boundaries be compromised.

From now on, I’m taking my shot…No matter what, I’m taking my shot.

We may have interests and desires, but we still have to work hard to improve our abilities.


You take action based on where you want to be, not based on where you are.

Every experience I have in my life begins in my head, and it’s up to me to be positive, and learn, and grow, and make it all worthwhile.

All a kid needs is one good word from someone he believes. It’s not necessary to have anything more than that.

We’ll spend all the time we can find on our careers. But we need to be spending more time studying how to be a great husband, how to be a great father, how to be a great man.

The best you can do is always good. I realized you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be faithful in you attempts.

Never let anyone define you. You are the only person who defines you. No one can speak for you. Only you speak for you. You are your only voice.

My mantra is: Humble yourself. Discover what your monsters are. Be honest with yourself.

We determine our core value. We do. And we have to keep that value strong, no matter what.

Once I began to have compassion for myself, and my family, and everyone I encounter, it changed everything.

Never stop being you. I am out to be the best me can be. Do what you love and you will be badass.

And that’s the real secret to manhood: having the courage to be man enough to support the ones who make you great.

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The 9 Most Uplifting Movies Coming Out in 2019

By | 2019, blockbusters, Celebrities, entertainment, Food for thought, Life, movies


We can agree that 2018 was a great year for entertainment — and needless to say that it has set the bar pretty high for 2019.

While blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War or Aquaman, blew our minds, movies like A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody made our hearts sing. And these are only a few titles that made 2018 such a great year for the movie industry.

However, it seems like 2019 is ready for the challenge. Many of the upcoming movies are long-anticipated sequels, prequels, reboots and remakes.

January has already pleasantly surprised us with Glass, the third and final part of the Unbreakable trilogy, and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel was our Valentine this year (released on February 14).

But since 2019 has a lot more aces up its sleeve, we’ve carefully studied the release calendar to bring you this list of the most anticipated — and uplifting — movies of 2019. Grab some popcorn and get ready to save these dates!

Captain Marvel

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Release date: March 8, 2019
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should book a seat now! That is, if you don’t want to miss Marvel’s first female superhero to get her own solo movie. Captain Marvel is said to be the most powerful superhero to have been introduced in the MCU and we’re dying to see her in action.


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Release date: March 29, 2019
This remake of the 1941 animated classic comes from Tim Burton and it’s the first of three live-action remakes of Disney movies. Dumbo marries the beloved tale of a uniquely gifted circus elephant that will take you to new heights. Also, the cast includes Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Colin Farell and Danny Devito, so… do the math!

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

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Release date: May 10, 2019
The highest-grossing media franchise ever finally gets its blockbuster. On one hand we’ll have Pikachu — this cute little creature, and on the other we’ll have Ryan Reynolds — you know… Deadpool. Get ready to re-live your childhood memories with this one. Good or bad, it’s sure to bring back fond times.


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Release date: May 24, 2019
Since A Star is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody were so well received, it’s only natural for Hollywood to provide another epic musical. As you’ve probably guessed, this one is a biopic on the life of Elton John. It’s rather unusual for a star to get a biopic while still alive, but Elton John is an icon and a Sir after all.

Toy Story 4

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Release date: June 21, 2019
We all thought Toy Story 3 marked the end of Pixar’s best animated movie, with Andy going to college and everything. The producers must have a really good reason to come back so prepare yourself for another heartwarming adventure with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Release date: July 5, 2019
Spoiler alert: Spidey survives Thanos’ attempt at mass destruction! And since we now know that we get to keep one of our favorite superheroes, we’ll just say that this time Spider-Man takes a trip to Europe (far from home) where he’ll fight against a villain known as Mysterio.

The Lion King

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Release date: July 19, 2019
Director John Favreau took on another beloved Disney classic and gathered a great voice cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumba, and James Earl Jones returning to the role of Mufasa. It seems that everyone is waiting for this live-action Disney remake and reviews from sneak peeks claim that the movie is simply amazing.

Frozen 2

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Release date: November 22, 2019
Let it go, let it go! The first Frozen movie raked in more than a billion dollars worldwide — with that kind of fanbase, they had to make a sequel. Not to mention that the trailer for Frozen 2 broke the record for animation trailer views in just 24 hours from its release. Anna and Elsa are back for another round of frosty adventures!

Star Wars: Episode IX

Release date: December 20, 2019
In a galaxy far, far away, J.J. Abrams stepped back into the director chair to finish what he started. Although the movie won’t feature too many of those original heroes at its center, the beloved Princess Leia will be included via footage from the past two films. That being said, we can’t wait to see the true fate of Rey and Kylo Ren after the death of Luke Skywalker.


19 Inspirational Katy Perry Quotes that You’ll Love

By | Celebrities, Food for thought, inspirational, Quotes, self-confidence, self-worth

Katy Perry is an American pop music singing sensation who gained fame for a string of catchy songs and her over-the-top fashions.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (original name) was raised in a religious family – both her parents were Christian ministers and nonreligious music was forbidden in their household. So Perry’s first album, Katy Hudson, released in 2001, was gospel-influenced. Sadly, the album didn’t enjoy success and sold poorly, but the experience made her change her direction towards popular music.

Katy adopted her mother’s maiden name, Perry, to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson, and in 2008 she released her solo hit I Kissed a Girl which gave her instant fame and was among the top songs on the music charts of many countries.

The beautiful singer with her full-throated voice continued to climb the ladder of success and in 2010 she released Teenage Dream, an album that allowed Katy Perry to tie Michael Jackson’s record of five number one songs from a single album.  One of the best hits on that album, Firework, continues to be one of Perry’s most popular and inspirational song.

Here are 19 inspirational Katy Perry quotes that you’ll love.

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed, so you can open one that leads you to the perfect road.

Comparisons are easily done, once you’ve had a taste of perfection.

I come from a very non-accepting family, but I’m very accepting.

Too many girl rush into relationships because of the fear of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. Don’t do that.

I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows.

I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

Baby you’re a firework, c’mon show ’em what you’re worth!

Find out what your gift is and nurture it.

You said move on, where do I go?


If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.

If you can believe in something great, then you can achieve something great.

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space, your original can not be replaced.

You held me down, but I got up. Already brushing off the dust.

Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.

I don’t need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.

I have always been the kid who’s asked ’Why?’ In my faith, you’re just supposed to have faith. But I was always like ’why?’

Acceptance is the key to be… To be truly free.

I wanted to be that quirky girl who writes funny songs that still have meaning.

This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me.

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20 Idris Elba Quotes that Show Your Only Competition is Yourself

By | ambition, Celebrities, Food for thought, hard work, life lessons, Quotes, success

Born on September 6, 1972, Idris Elba is a brilliant British actor, producer, musician and DJ. If you’re a superhero movie fan, you probably know him as Heimdall, the gatekeeper of Asgard, in Marvel’s fantastic Thor movies.

Elba was born to immigrant working-class parents and became interested in drama while attending school. Ever since he was awarded a grant by the Prince’s Trust to join (1990) the National Youth Music Theatre, Idris did his best in showing his acting skills. Now, he is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars.

At the beginning of his career, Elba landed a number of British television roles and worked with his father in a car factory to make ends meet. He also worked as a doorman at the comedy club Carolines and DJing, after settling in America.

So while things were never easy, and Elba is one of the actors that literally worked their way up from the bottom, he finally got his major break starring as crime boss “Stringer” Bell in the highly acclaimed HBO drama The Wire. But if you want to see Elba playing a badass detective, Luther is the kind of series that will keep you glued to you monitor.

Here are 20 Idris Elba quotes that show your only competition is yourself.

Idris Elba Quote on confidence

Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.

My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.

Don’t just give yourself boundaries!

I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.

I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.

Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.

Idris Elba Quote on shaken or stirred

I’m never shaken or stirred.

When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.

I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.

Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.

The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.

It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.

Work hard, sleep less.

My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.

That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.

You won’t know you got to the top until you got there.

I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.

Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.

Because I was big, I didn’t have to listen to anyone doubting me. I was just considered good at football or whatever, there were no questions about it.

I knew that if I wanted to be all I could be, I would have to go to the US. It took three years to get the accent right.

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5 Daily Habits to Steal from Matthew McConaughey, Including His Penchant for Mixing Work and Pleasure

By | authenticity, Celebrities, Food for thought, habits, Motivation

As a digital nomad and journalist, I travel the world while logging around 70 articles a month. To effectively manage a country-hopping lifestyle while also building my bylines and clients, I turn to the advice of seasoned movers-and-shakers who have developed habits and strategies for success. Each week, I’ll highlight the daily routine of influential professionals, making for the right kind of fodder while you down your coffee.

With a syrupy Southern drawl and a handsome mug to match it, Matthew McConaughey has been dazzling audiences since his first role in Dazed and Confused in the early 1990s.

Since then, he’s gone on to be a rom-com star in various cult favorites—from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch to The Wedding Planner. In an effort to diversify his skill set, he also chased after dramatic leads, including The Lincoln Lawyer and The Wolf of Wall Street.

His most famous work of acting masterpiece however, was when he portrayed Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club, ultimately resulting in a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He continues to star in HBO’s True Detective, try his hand in directing, and even took on the creative director gig for Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries Wild Turkey.

With no end in sight, this husband and dad of two with an estimated net worth of $95 million is just getting started. Here are some of the philosophies that rule his life:

He knows how to handle his stress.


While fame may look rosy from the outside, there are plenty of responsibilities and headaches that come from being in the limelight 24/7. Of those actors, influencers and executives who reach a high level of success, cultivating smart strategies for managing stress is essential. For McConaughey, he abides by a simple—yet effective—mantra: “The situation can never be greater than you are.” In an interview with Men’s Health, he explains those who let the demands or anxiety get the best of them can never perform to their highest level of talent or skill. This is why he focuses on developing his craft, and pays gratitude for the opportunities that come his way by giving everything his full, 100 percent attention. “I don’t like to leave crumbs. I like to do things right, and not cheat to get ’em done. That’s what a man does. I don’t owe anybody anything. I never go anywhere and worry, ‘Oh shit, so-and-so’s here.’ I don’t have crumbs in my past,” he shared.

He mixes work and play.


It’s the inevitable question every professional must face at some point in their career: how do I balance my personal life with my career? For McConaughey, having a healthy dose of work and play keeps him balanced, happy, fulfilled and productive. And he doesn’t just do this on a weekly or monthly basis, but every single day. In an interview with Men’s Health he shared, “There are some people who are so strict that they become a slave to their healthy lifestyle, a slave to working out, a slave to eating just the right foods. I’ve seen it happen to other people, and I’m guilty of going overboard with it. And when you do, man, you’re no frickin’ fun at all. You have to be more flexible and enjoy having things. I’m not going to a friend’s barbecue and say, ‘I’m gonna stick to salad.’ Who’s gonna enjoy that? Lighten up! It’s your lifestyle, not your life.”

Another helpful way to maintain this positive attitude toward work is actually enjoying what you do, too. As McConaughey explains, acting isn’t just his gig, but something he feels dedicated to, and brings him joy. In fact, it doesn’t actually feel like work at all most of the time. “Acting is like a working vacation for me. I can’t wait to go to work. I’m scared about it, I love it. I love the adrenaline of it. I’m confident with it. I’m surprised with it. It spooks me in a good way,” he told The Guardian. “I really like the adventure and experience of diving into it. It’s an excavation. It’s a construction. It’s architecture, building something. I’m happy. I look forward to it.”

He knows happiness is a journey.


While some people run away from anything that shakes up their routine or challenges their belief system or values, McConaughey runs toward it, welcoming the disruption. After all, as he puts it, everyone says to just do what you love and you’ll be solid—but we can’t all do what we love. Instead, we have to find ways to shift our lifestyles to create the happiness we crave. “Happiness is an emotional response to an outcome — If I win I will be happy, if I don’t I won’t. An if-then, cause and effect, quid pro quo standard that we cannot sustain because we immediately raise it every time we attain it. You see, happiness demands a certain outcome, it is result reliant,” he shared in a University of Houston Commencement Speech. “If happiness is what you’re after, then you are going to be let down frequently and be unhappy much of your time. Joy, though, is something else. It’s not a choice, not a response to some result, it is a constant. Joy is ‘the feeling we have from doing what we are fashioned to do,’ no matter the outcome.”

He take risks.

You know how the say goes, so we don’t have to remind you, but consider this: those who are often the most satisfied with their lives have had difficult times in the past. Or they have jumped off a ledge and hit rock bottom. Or they’ve gone left, only to have to turn around and go right. McConaughey explains taking risks is part of the game—and something that he’s built into his career and personal life. He says this means making choices that help you eliminate what you want and what you don’t. “…I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I knew what I didn’t want to do. I asked myself, ‘Are you ready, Matthew?’ And I spoke a lot to my wife about this too, of course—if you say no to a lot of the things you’ve been saying yes to, it’s probably going to get dry for a little while. ‘Are you ready to go without work for however long?’ I was starting a family—that was first on my mind. I had a new job, being a father. I love that and it kept me sane, because I love to work. And I said no to a lot of roles. It took about eighteen months for Hollywood to really get the message,” he shared in Garden and Gun.

He falls back on his roots.


As a native of Texas, McConaughey has always spoke warmly about his roots, and credits his upbringing to his personality and approach to career. He shares the ‘Texas who grew up in’ was not insular at all, and he was raised to travel around the world, show off where you’re from and experience the planet, he told Southern Living. Those who are connected to their homeland remain loyal, and often have a humble attitude toward their fame. No matter what interview he gives, how big of a name or reputation he earns, he makes an effort to give back to his home state and to inspire others to shoot for their dreams, too.

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Here’s All the Times Will Smith and His Family Made 2018 a Little Brighter Thanks to the Power of Social Media

By | authenticity, Celebrities, Food for thought, Life, will smith

We love Will Smith and his amazing family for many reasons, from how funny and entertaining they can be, to how inspiring and motivational they can also be.

Recently Buzzfeed broke down a bunch of times this year that the family made the year even better, and here’s some moments we found uniquely inspiring!

When Will and Ellen recreated the Fresh Prince!

That adorably relatable time that Will celebrated after the Super Bowl!

When Will poked fun at himself filming action sequences

When Will did a parody of his son’s “Icon” video as a way of congratulating him on the huge streaming success

Jada, Willow, and Adrienne’s amazing Facebook real-talk video series, Red Table Talk…

When Will worked at Boots (why, again?) for a day and showed us he could be just like us

Will’s #InMyFeelings challenge!

That time Will amazed us by jumping out of a helicopter and streamed it on Youtube!

Will and Jada have an inspirational marriage, and part of the beauty is that they never take themselves TOO seriously. Like this time he made fun of her outfit!

When Will showed he is not too cool to learn a new thing, like salsa lessons with Marc Anthony!

When Will showed us the REAL story behind The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

25 Kobe Bryant Quotes to Help You Overcome Every Challenge

By | Celebrities, confidence, Food for thought, inspirational, motivational, Quotes, success

Often referred to as one of the best basketball players in the history of the game, Kobe Bryant played in the NBA, with the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons before his retirement in 2016.

Kobe was never a stranger to the game since his father was also a professional basketball player. He spent most of his childhood in Italy after his father retired from the NBA and moved his family to Rieti to continue his career, but at a lower level.

Bryant started shooting hoops when he was only three years old and earned national recognition in high school, after moving back to the US. He was soon traded to the Lakers and became the second youngest NBA player in history.

For several years, Bryant constantly competed with his teammate Shaquille O’Neal for the title of Lakers’ greatest player. When talented O’Neal left the team, Kobe finally got the chance to prove that he can still perform brilliantly and led the Lakers to two consecutive championships.

In 2003, Kobe’s reputation was seriously tarnished after he was accused of sexual assault. Luckily all charges were dropped and he maintained his innocence.

Here are 25 Kobe Bryant quotes to help you overcome every challenge.


This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.


The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.

Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.

I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.

I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.

I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.

A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.

The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.

I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.

If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.

Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.

Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.

If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be.

We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.

My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.

The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.

Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…

I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.

We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.

Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.

It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.

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