Exactly what is a diva? For different people it brings up different connotations – positive and not-so-positive.
For me, being a diva is not about dressing in the newest styles or being flashy or sassy. For me being a diva has nothing to do with my external appearances. My “divatude” is an attitude. A way of living, thinking and being.
My divatude starts with me being strongly motivated to succeed in my personal, professional, and spiritual endeavors. To want to be better then I was the day before. To learn from and build upon the mistakes I’ve made in my past. To be a role-model for those around me by sharing my experiences and knowledge when possible.
To be inspired is to become passionate about something. To truly care about a group, an ideal, a cause, etc. Helping and empowering others is what inspires me. I am who I am because someone cared enough to sprinkle wisdom and love on me – many times not even realizing they were offering me a life line.
I don’t claim defeat. I walk in victory and the knowledge that I know who I am and I know WHOSE I am. When life throws me obstacles (and believe me, it has and is!) I keep a smile on my face, focus on what I can change and keep pressing forward. I try not to worry or dwell on things I cannont change because it won’t change the situation. However, by focusing on what I can directly affect – often other issues are solved or alleviated as a domino effect.
Words are great. Dreams are wonderful. Action gets things done! I strive to not only talk the talk, but to, also, walk the walk. I admit my shortcomings and try to commit to changing those things that need to be worked on.There you have it, Divas! That’s what my divatude is all about and I encourage you to discover and embrace your inner diva, too!