Mathew Knowles Praises 'Amazing' Granddaughter Blue Ivy for 'Extraordinary Knowles Spirit' in Sweet Tribute

"I want to take a moment to appreciate the amazing determination and willingness to learn that you displayed," he wrote of Blue Ivy

<p>Kevin Mazur/WireImage </p> Blue Ivy performing onstage

Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Blue Ivy performing onstage

Mathew Knowles is one proud granddad.

On Tuesday, the father and former manager of Beyoncé, posted a sweet tribute to his granddaughter Blue Ivy, 12, on Instagram. Sharing a photo of the preteen performing during her mom's Renaissance tour, Knowles praised Blue Ivy's work ethic in his lengthy caption.

"I want to take a moment to appreciate the amazing determination and willingness to learn that you displayed," Knowles wrote. "Your excitement for life and your eagerness to soak up knowledge and new experiences is truly inspiring."

"You have already shown the world that you are a force to be reckoned with, and I have no doubt that one day you will continue to astound us all.⁠"

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Writing that it's clear she has the "extraordinary Knowles spirit," Knowles added that he's confident she'll find her true passion in life.

"I also want to encourage you to never be afraid of exploring new opportunities. The world is full of endless possibilities, and I hope you are brave enough to step outside of your comfort zone and seize the chances that come your way," the proud grandfather continued.

"Always be open to new experiences, for they have the potential to broaden your horizons and lead you to uncharted territories.⁠"

<p>Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood</p> Blue Ivy in England

Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood

Blue Ivy in England

In the concert film of her world tour, Beyoncé shared that after her older daughter joined her on stage for several performances, she was hurt by online criticisms of her dancing. Blue Ivy first read some of the negative comments after her surprise appearance onstage in Paris in May.

The protective mother said after reading the comments about her performance, Blue Ivy was determined to prove people wrong and committed herself to working harder on her dancing.

In July, Blue Ivy's grandma Tina Knowles-Lawson told PEOPLE that her granddaughter's confidence had soared “to the sky” since her first performance.

"She is 11 years old, and she had one week to prepare, and she's just getting better and better," said Knowles-Lawson, 70. "So I'm the proud grandma, always."

“This is a heels family. You're trained early to walk in heels,” she joked, before adding of Blue Ivy, “She's having the time of her life, and I couldn't be more proud of her because she really worked hard.”

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