The starlet reveals her son's star tendencies and what she's learned about pressing forward.

Nicole Marie Melton
Jul, 11, 2011

ESSENCE Music Festival headliner Jennifer Hudson recently talked to the Daily Mail about success and motherhood

"He's very much his own person, a little performer who loves to sing and dance," Jennifer said of her son, David Otunga, Jr.

While being a mom is one of her greatest joys, the Oscar winner's personal journey has also taught her a thing or two about pressing forward in tough times.

"Don’t block your blessings. Don’t let doubt stop you from getting where you want to be," she advises. "Sometimes I think we hurt ourselves by being too aware of the challenges. It can be better not to know."

Spoken like a winner.