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Jordin Sparks Quotes

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Jordin Sparks quotes: thoughts from the youngest winner of American Idol.

“I definitely think it [the key to maintain success] is a number of things.  It’s having the right people behind you.  It’s having the right work ethic.  It’s having the right mindset.  And it’s also a little bit of luck.”

“Take one step at a time, there’s no need to rush.”

“You have to overcome things to get to the best part of things, right?”

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.  Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek.  You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“My heroes are just everyday people who work hard, are honest and have integrity.”

“If you like the person, you have to really like the person.  You wanna like who they are first, how they interact with other people, how they are with their family, how they are with their friends – ’cause that’s how they gonna treat you.”

“Be yourself and don’t give up.  Those are the kind of things
that have been instilled in me since I was little and they’re definitely true too.  I mean, if you do that, people are going to love you for you and not something you’re trying to be.”

“Don’t give up.  I wanted to do music and the first time I auditioned for Idol, I was told ‘no’ at the LA audition.  I was like, ‘Okay, well maybe something else needs to happen.’  And, I kept doing music, and I eventually got to the Seattle auditions and the rest is history.”

“It’s okay to feel crappy sometimes and it’s okay to feel like you don’t look like the next person.  But what you have to know is that you are beautiful and you are strong and you are worth it.  It’s important to know that.”

“Everybody can relate to feeling hopeless, at some point in their life, and everybody can relate to fighting for something that’s worth fighting for, and everybody can relate to a person in their life that makes them go, ‘I don’t know why you’re here right now,’ but then, at the end of the day, realizing you’d do anything for them.”

“You know, it’s crazy but you have to go through things so that you can appreciate when the right person comes along.  And what I feel for my husband is unlike anything that I’ve ever felt before.  He represents safety and comfort and being home and I know that he loves everything about me.”

“I think it’s important for a child to see his mom pursue her dreams and I’m blessed to have those options.  It’s really empowering our kids by showing them that, ‘I want to do these things, and I can do them as long as I work really hard and really take the time to do it.’  I think that’s a great thing.”

“I know millennials are working multiple jobs.  We’re doing all different things.  We have entrepreneurship and we’re trying to balance school, we’re trying to work.  We’re trying to live in this crazy housing economy; it’s just insane.  At the end of the day, when you become a mom or maybe you’re a nanny, as long as there’s a child that you love, it just becomes different.  The child is the focus.”

“Balancing my career and motherhood all comes down to… you gotta do what you gotta do.”

“[On winning Idol] It does feel like it was ages ago, but at the same time I feel like it was yesterday.  Time flies when you’re having fun, so I must be having fun.”

“When I won, all of a sudden I was like the most recognizable person on the planet for like 24 hours.  It was absolutely insane.  I just remember thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, this really just happened.’  And then my whole world turned upside down.  It was a whirlwind that caught me off guard.”

“I was very happy before – great life, I loved my life.  But it’s just a different chapter.  I’m just, I’m really blessed and to be able to have that to draw from, as a source of inspiration, is really amazing.”

“Being on Idol, you have no choice but to be an open book.”

“If I woke up tomorrow and couldn’t do music anymore, I absolutely don’t know what I would do.”

“I get to sing, I get to dance, I get to act.  I love it all.”

“I’ve always been very driven and focused on what I want to do – which is perform.”

“Honestly, nothing ever stays the same, and here I am in the middle of it.  I’m just grateful people want to hear me sing.  It’s really hard for me to rush and be like, ‘Okay, I need to make five albums in five years.’  I don’t work that way.  I really think about what I’m saying and what I want it to sound like and how I want it to feel.  For the first time in my adult life, I have complete control to do what I want musically.”

My goals are to tell meaningful stories through songs and touch people’s lives… and hopefully make a living doing it.  Fame was never my goal.”

“I love being able to sing for my job.  I am blessed beyond words and I hope my fans can feel that while I’m on stage!”

“I’ve written poetry since I was in the first grade, and it wasn’t until I was a little bit older that I realized poetry could be put to music and become a song.”

“I do consider myself a competitive person, but I’m not competitive to the point where I will do anything to win.  I wouldn’t step on somebody just to get to the next level.  I would have to do it fair and square.  I’m kind of competitive in a way to where I like to figure out things myself, and if I need help, I’ll ask.”

“I am growing and learning.  There’s so much more that I want to accomplish and do.  I’m gonna do it at whatever pace it happens.  I’m not trying to rush anything or slow anything down.”

“For me, I just never put all my eggs in one basket, so-to-speak.  I know that music and acting now are things that I want to do for the rest of my life.  But, if suddenly that was to stop, I’d actually be okay.  It’s not the be all, end all of my life.  I know who I am, outside of this, and I think that’s a really big thing to have.”

“The faith-based thing is really important for me.  There are certain situations that I would not have been able to make through without the promises He makes and gave for us.”

“I love the expression that ‘when your Bible is falling apart, the man isn’t.'”

“Family is what matters – and being with the people you love.”

“My whole journey has been about self-acceptance.”

“I like the way my heart beats, I like the way I think; I don’t need or want anything to change that.”

“I’ve grown up a lot, I’ve experienced a lot, I’m in love, I’m super happy with who I am and comfortable in my own skin and that’s definitely gonna be portrayed in the music and in the lyrics.”

“If I don’t laugh at least 20 times a day, it hasn’t been a good day.”

“I just want to keep making myself better.  I always want to grow and I always want to be evolving.  I never want to stay stagnant!”

“Right now, I feel like I can take on the world.  Ambition is the perfect word for where I am in my life right now.”

“Okay, life is good!”

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