Last night, Jessie Reyez' song "Great One" was featured prominently in an intro video during the NBA All-Star Game.

It was the latest in a string of big career moments for Reyez, which have included awards show appearances, late night TV performances, and high-profile collaborations. But one of our favorite things about the Toronto artist is that she remains grounded and honest through her ups and downs. Monday morning, she shared an inspiring note on Instagram about the excitement of the moment, and the difficult road it took to make it there.

"Dude shit is fucking crazy," the message begins. "Please know that you can do anything you want in this world if you work your ass off and if you kill your fear of failure. I legit got fired from so many jobs. I legit had people laugh at me when I would tell them this was the dream I wanted to chase. Late nights behind the bar writing songs on drink receipts. I’m so happy I didn’t quit. I have a ways to go but moments like this inspire me. They inspire me to share what helped me."

Messages like this can so often come across as corny and forced, but for some reason, from Jessie it feels natural. You can watch a short clip from the intro below and continue for her full note.

Dude shit is fucking crazy. Please know that you can do anything you want in this world if you work your ass off and if you kill your fear of failure 
I legit got fired from so many jobs
I legit had people laugh at me when I would tell them this was the dream I wanted to chase 
Late nights behind the bar writing songs on drink receipts
I’m so happy I didn’t quit 
I have a ways to go but moments like this inspire me 
They inspire me to share what helped me 
Bust your ass 
Practice 
Aim to master your craft 
Never get complacent 
Don’t be scared of failure
If you fall get back up 
Find a mentor 
Take constructive criticism 
Take your Ls and make them lessons 
Meditate or pray and be grateful 
Share your testimony 
Be kind but be smart
Make opportunities if you have none
Make a list of affirmations 
Be great baby 
You can do it

Continue for more of Jessie Reyez' story in the video below.

You can watch the full version of "Great One" below.

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