Hello, I’d like Jennifer Lopez to be my life coach, please. In addition to having enviable gym dedication and seemingly ageless skin, J. Lo is also out there dropping serious knowledge bombs. I always knew she was full of wisdom (see: the lyrics to “Limitless”), but she really drove her sageness home in an interview alongside Second Act writer and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, on the Second Life podcast.
“I don’t think anything is impossible at the end of the day,” she says. (*Prints out and tapes to bathroom mirror.*) Goldsmith-Thomas adds that neither one of them accepts hearing no when it comes to their careers—instead they work hard to make things happen for themselves. Suffice it to say that when she started as a dancer, she knew that she’d need to tap that motto to become the multi-hyphenate that we know her as today.
And she doesn’t stop there. When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self, she says simply to go with your gut. “It’s a voice inside your head that’s not confused with other voices,” she says. “Those other voices are on a different kind of frequency, there’s one that cuts through, there’s one that’s way deep down that tells you where you should go…It’s the only thing that we should follow because nobody really knows what’s right for you but you.” (See? Chills.)
This reminds me of a meme going around on Instagram that says if you could believe your terrible ex was a good person for eight months, you can believe in yourself for a minute. Only, you know, Lopez’s version was much more Atticus the poet than meme of the moment. Either way, I petition that we should all make 2019 the year of believing in ourselves, stepping outside our comfort zones, and trusting our guts.
Looking for more reasons to be inspired by J. Lo? Here are the 5 healthy habits that help her look ageless. Plus, the four-part movement that’s responsible for her strong core.
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