If you aren’t too fond of reading, listen: These video clips are going to change your life.

Click on the clips below, brought to you by Instagramer, JoyaWilliams. Each clip holds an important message on how you can realize your full potential:

1. Oprah Winfrey: On Moving forward.

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You are responsible for your life. If you are sitting around, waiting for someone to save you, fix you, even help you, you are wasting your time. Forgive the past, take responsibility, and move forward.

2. Sylvester Stallone: On knowing your worth.

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If you know what you’re worth, go out and get what you’re worth. But you’ve got to be ready to take the hits. And not point fingers, saying that you [aren’t] where you need to be because of him/her or anyone. Cowards do that and that’s not you. You’re better than that.

3. Bruce Lee: On learning.

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You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put [water] in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can float or it can crash – be water my friends. [Adapt, don’t get attached].

4. 2Pac Shakur: On changing the world.

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I’m not saying that I’m [going to] rule the world or [that] I’m [going to] change the world. But I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that’s our job – it’s to spark [someone] else who is watching us. I don’t know how to change [the world] but I know [that] if I keep talking about how dirty it is, [someone] is [going to] change it.

5. Lauryn Hill: On love.




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Love is an incredible thing and we don’t know love like we should. We always talk about, ” I have unconditional love” – we don’t even know it because if a person stops stimulating us, we stop loving them – “you’re not interesting to talk to anymore, goodbye”. [Learn to love more].

6. Notorious B.I.G: On perseverance.

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Whatever you do, do it for a reason. Don’t be the fool… Who does [something] because someone else is doing it – the only thing that you’ll do is follow in someone else’s footsteps and you’ll just be a shadow. If you have something that you know how to do, progress that. Keep trying. God knows what could happen…that’s what I did.

7. 2pac Shakur: On personal growth.

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[Everyone] should work hard. Practice makes perfect. You have to be diligent about what you want. You have to apply yourself. You have to  motivate yourself. You have to do it for yourself, by yourself, and then you can do things for other people.

8. Jay Z: On dealing with haters.

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If Someone doesn’t engage you in the way that you believe they should, if someone’s like “he’s arrogant; he acts like he’s above everybody”, say: “no, I just don’t want to argue with you about stupid shit”.

9. Bob Marley and his interviewer: On obtaining riches.

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Interviewer: Are you a rich man?
Marley: [When you say rich, what do you mean]?
Interviewer: [Do] you have lots of possessions, a lot of money in the bank?
Marley: Possessions make you rich? I don’t have that type of riches. My riches is life, forever. [Eternal life]

10. Jay Z: On time management.

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I’m not going to let anyone speed up my process. I don’t care what’s happening out there. That’s the great thing about having ultimate confidence in yourself – it doesn’t matter what everyone else is [doing], this is what I like.

To watch more video clips like these, go to www.Instagram.com/joyawilliams, or search the hashtag: #soyjoyplaylist.

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