|Lupita at the 86th Annual Academy Awards|
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These were the final words that uttered from Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o speech after winning the golden statute for Best Supporting Actress for the film, "12 Years A Slave", which also won for Best Picture.
Nyong'o was raised in Kenya before coming to America. While many people may not cross the ocean to achieve their dreams, there is a point to be made that movement is key. When pursing a dream, start in your community. Hit your mark in your small town or humble beginnings, and then spread your wings. Share your dreams with with close family and friends (and influential strangers), and if naysayers persist, don't let them undervalue your aspirations.
We often share in this blog about your passions aligning with career aspirations, but your passions can be of a non-vocational matter too. Maybe you want to visit a particular destination, or you need to manage your weight. Those dreams are just as valid, and they invoke just as much passion. You just have to put in the "work" and keep moving in the "right" direction.