You Can Do It

If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams,

If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.

I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I

I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it’s a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life – then I think it’s a great career.

I cannot save the world, that’s not what I’m trying to do. I

I cannot save the world, that’s not what I’m trying to do. I guess I’m just trying to walk the walk and be an example to those that want it. Not everybody does, but if Mary J Blige can come out of that same hole you were in, then you can do it too – that’s my goal: to do that without saying it, but actually live it.

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