“You’re destroying your life.” “You shouldn’t talk about things so openly.” “Ladies don’t cuss.” “You’re making yourself look like a fool.” “You’re ruining your career.” “It’s dangerous putting yourself out there.” “Be careful. You’re online reputation could harm you.” “This is cute now but you’re eventually going to have to get a j.o.b. like the rest of us.” “Who do you think you are?”
The fear voices are EVERYWHERE. They are in old acquaintances. They are in online trolls. They are in family members. They are in my OWN FUCKING HEAD.
Thank god I have been primed for this moment for years. The Divine has been gently teaching me. Guiding me. Placing books and podcasts and teachers in my path. Strengthening me.
I am equipped. I am confident. I can follow my inspiration and TRUST.
I can hear the critics and LAUGH. I can feel the fear and NOT BACK DOWN. I can see the unknown and TRUST.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Today, unless you are getting bloodied in the arena with me, your “concerns” are just noise.
I have a small handful of highly esteemed mentors in my life who shoot straight with me and I am ALL EARS because they are also courageously living in the arena. They are living their purpose and their inspiration.
When you answer the call your heart has been whispering - when you place your Divine, intuitive voice in the driver’s seat instead of your fears, I GUARANTEE YOU the gremlins will come out. They will be there to give a voice to every fear in your head.
And there will be moments you second guess yourself. There will be moments of doubt and fear.
HOLD THE LINE.
Be UN-FUCKING-APOLOGETIC about being as big and bright as you were made to be.
It’s worth it. You may have backed down in the past but that day is not today. You can trust your inspiration. You can trust your passion.
Stop letting people tell you all the reasons it won’t work out. Stop listening. You are not available for their feedback anymore.
You are brave. You are strong. You are a FUCKING BADASS.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.