Beyoncé reveals how having miscarriages changed her idea of success

Beyoncé reveals how having miscarriages changed her idea of success

- Beyoncé is on the cover of Elle magazine's January issue and, in it, she opens up about lessons she learned through suffering miscarriages

- The 38-year-old said losing her unborn children helped her to look at success differently

- The multiple Grammy winner said she is now more interested in making music that will leave a lasting legacy

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Beyoncé revealed she began to search for a deeper meaning to life after suffering several miscarriages prior to having her daughter, Blue.

She told Elle magazine, "I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now."

"I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else."

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The 38-year-old revealed that she is no longer concerned with being number one.

She said, "It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being 'number one' was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling."

The Halo hit-maker said she keeps herself grounded by only "keeping real ones around".

"I try to shift the stigma that says with fame there has to be drama," she said. "It is how you relate to your hardships and use that to evolve."

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