Felicity Jones

say what? Stars let loose on how to reach your goals

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We all have goals, whether they’re everyday tasks or major life changes, so Prime yourself for the challenge with advice from these high achievers.
“For everyone, I think, there is always a pressure to conform, and I guess that as you get older you realize it’s less interesting to do that. It starts with you, though, saying, ‘I know what I like doing and that’s what I’m going to do.’ ”
Felicity Jones, rogue one
Henry Cavill, Superman

Henry Cavill, Superman

“If you have a backup plan, then you have already admitted defeat.”

“I always think that part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you can bring it into different situations with similar results.”
Robert Downey Jr, avenger
Katy Perry

Katy Perry, pop siren

“I’m competitive with myself, and that goes hand in hand with how I present myself. I’m not only trying to put one foot in front of the other, I’m trying to put my best foot forward.”

“I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that’s a good thing, because I don’t stop to smell the roses … I don’t stop and enjoy those moments, I’m just [snaps fingers] on to the next. Always on to the next and never in the moment.”
Nicki Minaj, rap queen
Will Smith, man in black

Will Smith, man in black

“I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is a ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working. While the other guy’s eatin’? I’m working. While the other guy’s making love? I mean, I’m making love, too. But I’m working really hard at it.”

“If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C and even Plan D.”
Serena Williams, serial grand-slammer
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