Contributed by: Chanel Thomal
Beyonce said it best in her video and hit song "Flawless", she wakes up flawless and looks good tonight. Beyonce, to some, is an ideal role model because of her takeover in pop culture and her indestructible image. Whether you are a fan of Beyonce or not, you can commend her "flawless" mentality she portrays throughout her musical career. Beyonce is confident, witty, and all about her business. Why not have that same mentality when it comes to school? What if we took the same approach to our academic careers? Could we be as successful as Beyonce and strive for excellence and greatness within ourselves? I believe that we can. As this school year is beginning, approach each situation you face and each new day with a flawless mentality. However, what does being flawless entail, let alone having a flawless mentality?
Urban Dictionary describes flawless as being without flaws, perfection. Good thing Urban Dictionary is not reliable, because if they were they would understand that perfection is not humanly possible. Perfection is based on the eyes of each and every person, so definitions of perfection can vary. Taking a more plausible approach, flawless can mean taking your best foot forward, in order to better yourself, in order to become closer to your goals and aspirations. You may not be perfect, but you are unique, different and better yet yourself. Being flawless and having a flawless mentality comes down to building confidence within yourself to know that you will succeed, despite all the obstacles that you may face along the way. Beyonce would be proud to know students of Simmons College have taken a new perspective on her single "Flawless" and have applied it to our everyday lives.