From Goodies to Level Up, Ciara knows what she wants, what she will tolerate and what she’s willing to do to make things happen. While we are still waiting on the words to prayer she used for her husbae, Russell Wilson, (we just want to be accurate), the singer/supermom revealed some of her life hacks in Cosmopolitan’s November issue.
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As a teenager, Ciara decided music was her passion and the career she wanted to pursue. After watching Destiny’s Child perform on a morning news show, she was inspired to follow her dream.
"They were killing it, and I just went, ‘This is what I want to do. I'm gonna be an entertainer…' The first goal I wrote down was to get discovered. The second was to sell 3 to 4 million records. Third, have longevity."
Ciara has been around for years and that has never slowed down her drive. The 32-year-old is not intimidated by obstacles and does not believe in the word "can’t."
"I never thought, I can't be because of the color of my skin, I can't be because of my gender. No dream is too big. I want to be a billionaire. The more resources, the more you can do. But I think my greatest accomplishment 10 years from now is that I would have a successful life as it pertains to my marriage and being a mom. It's cool to want to do all these creative things, but it's no good to gain the world if you lose your soul."
As someone who has parts of their lives in the public-eye, Ciara is no stranger to internet trolls and negative comments, however, she does not allow the words of strangers to infiltrate her blessing.
"When someone comes for you and you didn't send for them, you keep your eye on the prize. I know what my mission is. I know what I'm hoping for and working hard for every day. And that's my focus. I'm not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let's go."
When it comes to fitness, Ciara sets her goals based on herself and not the opinion of others. She is up to three workouts a day and says working out and taking care of herself feels good.
"It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night. It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know."
To read Ciara’s full interview with Cosmopolitan, click here. In the meantime, check out this cute "level up" game the singer played with the magazine’s team:
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