Sandra Bullock – Go Find Your Joy

Sandra Bullock gives a phenomenal speech about not listening to the naysayers and how doing what you love is the most satisfying part of life.


There’s absolutely nothing special about her acting. She’s not particularly attractive. I can’t stand her. She’s mediocre. She’s over 40. Yeah, and normally this would take me down for about 30 minutes, but at the same time I was in the blogosphere, I was also watching movies, lots, and lots, and lots of movies. I was watching fabulous women, who may also or may not be over 40, giving groundbreaking performances and breaking my heart. I was watching beautiful stories about people struggling in everyday life, in a world that they don’t think they belong in. I was also watching heartbreaking stories about our past in this country that made me so proud, because they will one day help me show my son how far we have come, and how people have suffered so that there can be a better life for everyone.

Raise the bar higher, okay? Is it noisy out there, and for some reason, people want to see you fail, but that’s not your problem. That is their problem. I only remember the moment where I tried beyond what I thought I could do, and I do not remember the failures because I didn’t. Nothing is a failure. It’s just not supposed to work out that way because something is better is going to come along. Stop worrying so much, okay? Stop being scared of the unknown because anything I worried about didn’t happen. Other stuff happened, but not what I worried about. The unknown we can’t do anything about, and I don’t remember any of the moments in my life where I worried, so that’s a lot of time I couldn’t get back. Last but not least is go find your joy. Whatever that is, go find your joy. Are you going to have a good day or are you going to have a great day, because it’s completely up to you. It’s what you’re going to remember in the end.

You’re not going to remember how you worried. You’re not going to remember the what-ifs, or the why’s, or who wronged you. It’s the joy that stays with you, and I want you to go find it, and I want you to go save the world while you’re at it, and I thank you so much