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Ava Duvernay

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Ava DuVernay’s look back over the past ten years of her career is all the inspiration you need to kick-start the new decade and achieve your goals.  In a thread of Twitter posts on New Year’s Eve, the director and filmmaker shared her journey over the past decade. Grab a pen and pad — it’s time to #LearnFromAva! Her reflections on her career journey should spark the fire to achieve your New Year’s goals. We’ve highlighted our key take-away points from her posts. Check them out:

1. This is Ava’s past decade. Get ready to take notes!

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2. [Start Where You Are] People are watching and your time will come.

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3. [Always Bet On Yourself] Don’t be afraid to charter unfamiliar territories.

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4. [Invest in Yourself] While you’re waiting for a seat at the table, build your own seat AND table.

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5. [Keep Creating] Don’t let rejection stop you.

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6. [Know When to Let Go] Believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to move on.

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7. [Create Opportunities] Look for opportunities, yes, but also create them!

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8. [Just Say Yes] Say yes to new opportunities — they are part of your development.

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9. [Be Flexible] Be flexible to try new things in your career — especially if Shonda Rhimes is asking.

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10. [Build, Then Pitch] Build your brand first, and then pitch your ideas.

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11. [Assess Friend Groups] Hang with more friends who inspire and go hard for you.

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12. [Keep Planning] Take in the moments, yes, but always think about your next move. Growth doesn’t happen without movement.

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13. [Reach Back] When you make it, remember to give others an opportunity to shine with you.

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14. [Keep Grinding] Don’t let success stop the grind. Keep building, keep creating, keep doing that thin you love.

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15. [Trust The Timing] Keep building. They’re watching. Your time will come!

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16. [Keep Sowing] You will reap what you sow! You will be honored and paid back for all the work you’ve invested.

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17. [Take Risks] Don’t be afraid to try something new.

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18. [Stay Hungry] Don’t let success slow you down. Stay hungry, keep creating.

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19. [Stay Humble] Remember, you are not on this journey alone. Show your tribe love.

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