Alicia’s main character energy is a vibe — and she wants you to come along for the ride.
– Keys Soulcare
“I am just a real person finding her own way, and also just here to give something good.” — Alicia Keys
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but success doesn’t require self-sacrifice. As Alicia gives us an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at her recording process in NOTED: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories, she shares what it’s like to live and build her legacy — despite naysayers, including herself.
“Looking back, I was always holding back something,” Alicia reflects in the candid episode featuring J. Cole and Swae Lee, “Now, I don’t hold back…I am just a real person finding her own way, and also just here to give something good.”
Alicia is living proof that trusting the journey you’re on is the true measurement of success. Being your authentic, expansive self not only opens up your mind and benefits your creative process, but it also allows you to enjoy the little things along the way.
If you find yourself trying to live up to somebody else’s standards, embrace the joy of letting go. Let go of limiting beliefs, fear of judgment, and your inner critic. Self-acceptance is timeless soulcare — and a surefire way to give yourself something good.
Alicia is setting her own standards for success. How are you defining success for yourself today? Sound off in the comments!