There’s a catchall piece of healthy life advice that works in almost all situations. Whether you’re powering through your day, looking to make new friends, or moving on from a breakup, you can motivate with this one phrase: “You better work.”
RuPaul’s immortal words are so embedded in our pop-culture psyche that it’s easy to forget there reason why the words ring true.
The mother of all drag queens and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race has forged an entirely new career path (there wasn’t exactly a set of superstar stiletto footsteps for him to follow in as a baby drag queen) and brought all his sisters along with him, despite countless obstacles in his way. Basically, he’s been through it all, and he knows what he’s talking about.
So sit down and take some notes, because RuPaul is an endless source of insight. Here’s some of his best advice.
Keep scrolling to see why RuPaul is the best life coach you never knew you had.
If your happiness depends on SOMEONE ELSE changing their behavior, then you are playin yo’self, henny. pic.twitter.com/bKiytPpUT8
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) September 5, 2017
1. He knows the secret to personal happiness
Mama said "Unless they paying your bills, pay them bitches no mind" pic.twitter.com/DMrnPqtCsq
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) March 30, 2017
2. He tells you how to deal with the haters
Go ahead and feel all the bad feelings from a stinging criticism, but after that? Keep it moving.
3. He always keeps it real
Like he told Attitude, “Actually, it does start with you—if you want to change the world, change yourself.”
4. He has no time for downers
In his book, Workin’ It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style, he writes, “Negativity is basically laziness. It takes a lot of hard work to remain positive, but positivity always pays off.”
5. He redefines success for everyone—no matter who you are
It’s all about challenging yourself in ways that mean something to you. (So tell your inner mean girl to take a breather—you got this.)