1. Comfort Zones Are No Places For Dreamers
If Lilly allowed her fears to stop her from opening her YouTube Channel, doing her international world tour and film (as general examples), would she be the girl who survived her depression and is now happily pursuing the life she's always dreamed of?
2. Work, Hustle & Grind For What You Want
"For anyone aspiring to be anything, I would like them to realise dreams require work. So work big time." - Lilly Singh
I genuinely love watching Lilly's VLOG Channel for one reason really, it shows you the work and hustle of her everyday life. It takes you on a ride through her production and stress of running her very successful main channel. We often see the surface of something and think we know the whole story, but Lilly truly shows you the highs and lows of chasing your dreams. From 4 am flights and sleepless nights to finally getting to bed at 4 am after a day of shooting and having to get up at 8 to start the next day. Nothing worth having comes easy, but the best things are truly worth fighting for. Your dreams without action are, sad to say, DEAD. If you're not living, you're dead and are dreams are no different - wake up everyday and bust your butt to make sure you get it done. Sacrifice, execution and determination are truly what it takes. "Go after your dreams, they're yours." - Diana Ross.
I'm the type of person who doesn't hope, dream or wish for things. I work and work and work.
3. Never Forget Where You Came From
I was the first South Asian female to do comedy videos on YouTube. But at the same time, all races face their barriers, and I've learned through YouTube, if it's not race, it will be sexism, if it's not sexism, it will be homophobia. It will always be something, and all voices should be heard.
I think what people like about my channel is that I am not perfect. I always point to my pimple, my bad hair day... people relate to that. They are watching somebody who is exactly like them and talking about things that they experience as well.
It's really important to talk to yourself and look at yourself in the mirror and love who you are.
5. Be Happy, Be SUPER.
Happiness is the only thing worth fighting for in your life.