I can be capable of anything if I allow myself to be. I really realized what an obstacle I was being in my own life.
The amount of time I spent on facing my negative conscious has been most of my struggle and changing my mind-set has been the biggest change in my life not my weight.
A lot of my friends are musicians or artists, and their talent always pushes me to think creatively.
Women come in all shapes and sizes, and we are what we want to be, not the label that is placed on us.
I would like to release an album that I truly believe in, thus it is hard to put a time limit on it. I want to really go deeper and discover myself again through music.
If we can just try every day to be the best versions of ourselves, we are offering to the world the best addition to society.
The weight loss has been a secondary change to the mental changes I have made. Weight loss does not fix problems; how you view yourself does.
We are so hard on ourselves, it is unbelievable sometimes. The things we say to ourselves or think about when we look in the mirror are so cruel. We have to look at the power we do have and use it to overcome that voice of insecurity.
Making excuses and not trying because I was scared were my go-to reactions. Nothing was going to change in my life unless I did something about it.
I am only capable of what I allow myself to believe I can do.
I started to realize that everyone goes through those doubts, and I need to try and be the best version of me I can - not only for myself but everyone around me.
Believing in myself has always been hard. For a long time, I constantly compared myself to others, and it took away from the energy I could have been putting into my career.
Meeting Justin Bieber was interesting. We were backstage at The Voice, and he was there premiering his "Boyfriend" music video. I was in six-inch heels, so I was towering over him like a giant.
Being able to meet fans who look up to me and letting me know they have been inspired by me in some way is so humbling.
Sometimes, as a young artist, I was looking for validation to know I was good enough, and that's what the initial audition gave me. It made me feel like I was doing something right, even if it is a scary or unstable path.
There is an energy in New York that is like nowhere else I've been, and I feel free there, and that is inspiring.
I live in Brooklyn, New York. It is a melting pot of cultures and people. I walk down the street, and there is art on the buildings and people congregating who have been neighbors for years and events and music and freedom.
I am constantly trying to figure things out, and writing and decompressing is a way for me to analyze and try and grow and understand.
I know that I cannot control anyone else's actions but my own, and how I choose to react to situations.
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