What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? We spend a tremendous amount of precious time wondering what others think about what we are doing, or not doing. Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should be stewards of our life, care what is happening and not live selfishly. But being in the “Not Push Forward Into What I Want To Do With My Life” mode just because others will think it is stupid or crazy or it doesn’t fit into what THEY would do is one of the most stifling activities we can partake in.
So doesn’t it make sense to surround yourself with people that believe in you? Those that will hear your dreams,visions and ambitions then encourage and support you? Move the “nay sayers” to the back of the line.
When I was very in elementary school I had a Principle, Mr. Wallace, that was one of those people. Yes, I was a child, but his attitude and encouragement has stayed with me all these years. One particular time I was the ‘star’ in the school play..”Sadie Shaw From Arkansas”. The reason, I’m sure, that I had the lead was because I wasnt afraid to sing in front of anyone. But nerves kind of overtook me and I didn’t always perform the way everyone wanted me to. The more times we did the play the less I felt I could do it. On the “big” day of the play, the day we performed for the parents, Mr. Wallace came by my room and asked me to step into the hall with him. He proceeded to give me a pep talk. I will never forget what he said to me, “Theresa, go out there and give it all you have! Make them laugh the way you do me. Be who you are. I KNOW you can do this!” That night I did just that!
It only takes a few words to push you forward into your vision.Surround yourself with people that honestly want you to succeed. It may only take one voice!
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”~Ambrose Redmoon