Tyler Perry reminds his fans to never give up!
Perry, who was the recipient of the People’s Champion Award at the E! People’s Choice Awards (November 15), left some words of wisdom for his fans.
He used a story about how he and his former neighbor attempted to avoid high water bills by digging their own well when he was younger. After multiple attempts, he never hit the water and almost gave up just as he and his neighbor realized how close they were to the water.
“Why am I talking about digging for water? In this world we’re all digging wells, in our lives, digging wells in relationships, put time and effort and energy and sometimes doesn’t give us what we need,” said Perry. “Time and effort and energy in dreams and business and doesn’t give us what we were after. But if you just keep digging, just hear me now, keep digging, you maybe four inches away from every gift and blessing you ever wanted in your life.”
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Perry continued, “Had I given up — had I given up when I was homeless, sleeping in my car, hungry, had I given up on people you see on the screen right now wouldn’t be part of my dream. People tied into your dreams and destiny, and you’re worthy of getting to your goal. Keep digging, don’t stop.
The filmmaker also gave a shoutout to all the people who inspire and motivate him.
“Let me tell you something, listen to me, when you get there, to that water and see it coming and know you have what you need, this is what I want you to always remember, make sure that everybody you run into meets you at your best,”insisted the “A Fall from Grace” star. “Thank you to all the people who voted for me to have this. I’m really inspired, motivated, moved and I’m going to keep going. God bless you.”
Lastly, he reminds fans to “make sure people meet you at your worth.”
Congratulations to Tyler Perry on a well-deserved recognition and for always inspiring us to keep pushing forward!
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