The ‘someday’ we all hope for. The day our artwork will be noticed; our words published; our new role sealed.
What we must realize are those things that hold us back, be it a person, a mental block, or downright fear. Whatever it is, we owe it to ourselves to bring our inner dreams to life where they can breath, take hold, and fly. Don’t you agree?
Be clear on what you want for yourself, and then write down all of the reasons why you can’t have it; shouldn’t have it. In that you’ll find the inner voice that’s holding you back, telling you, “there are artists much better than you out there.” Or, “You’ve already been turned down four times by big magazines – your writing just isn’t good enough to be published.”
This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about falling before you fly – it happens to the best of us. And those that never try, will frankly never succeed at much of anything.
Be willing to let go of those people, and those thoughts that are like cement bricks to your soul.
Release them and let this life be the one in which you soar.
Winston Churchill said it best with this quote, wouldn’t you agree?
The world makes us think and feel like we need to conform. That our thoughts are not valid ones, and that there is a pre-existing way to do everything.
That’s not true.
If people hadn’t spoken up in our history to stand what they believe is right, we would never have had a Martin Luther King Jr. – a JFK – an Abraham Lincoln – or a Margaret Thatcher.
We’d still have apartheid and segregation, unequal opportunities for women, and we may have never established the Peace Corps. These are just a few examples, but imagine these scenarios in your own life.
What are you not speaking up for that if you were to, you would change the course of your own history and others?
Maybe it’s in your workplace, at home, in a social group, or over legislation; If you believe in something whole-heartedly (if you don’t know what that means, I suggest you click that link) — then speak up!
The worst someone can say is no, which exactly when you respectfully and tactfully tell them to shove it.
Happy hump day folks!