Feeling a little sentimental today so this is a really important message for you all.
If you want to do a thing, then do a thing and don’t let anyone stop you. You’ll always come across people who get in the way or hurt you. You may even find that someone tries to undermine you by spreading false rumours or manipulating the truth for their benefit. You’ll get people criticising or comparing. You’ll get competition. You’ll get comments and controversy but all of the biggest leaps come with those things.
You have two choices.
1. Listen to it. Let it consume you and defend yourself by biting back or proving that their wrong through words. Make your thing that you want to do THEIR business by treating it like it is.
2. Rise above it and do the thing anyway. Believe in yourself and yourself only, trust your instincts and only prove to YOURSELF that you’re worth it. Don’t prove it to anyone else and never justify yourself when nothing needs justifying. Just draw back, be wary and wait for your tribe to come along who will only ever encourage you to do what makes you happy.
So concur the world, eat that cake, have a baby, never have a baby, change your career, leave that person, fall in love with that person, start that new venture or whatever your thing is. Don’t ever let someone else’s critical opinion distance you and never let them threaten your bold move because you’ll just end up bitter like them.
It’s your thing. Nobody else’s. Go and do it.