Loved this post by Seth Godin today! He's always got some great snippets of wisdom for us - and they always seem to come at the time that I (or someone close to me) need to hear them!
It's about choosing your own path (in business or in your everyday life) - regardless of what your skeptics are tellling you. Those people who say, "She can't do that!", or "You're dreaming", or "It'll never happen!", or "That's impossible". Those people, that you're all excited to tell your ideas and plans to - but are met with negativity and naysaying that make you believe you CAN'T do something!
DON'T LISTEN TO THEM!! Those are the same people that are content to live in their comfortable, hamster-wheel life - never venturing out and doing something risky or bold or FUN! They are not the people who foster change in the world, invent new processes or cures, or stick up for their fellow man. Is that who you want to be? Is that how you want to live this one - all to short - life that we have?? Just going along, to get along? Doing what others want and expect from you?? Or do you want to LIVE, push the envelope, be daring, squeeze EVERY bit out of this life that you have??
I choose LIFE on MY terms!! And that may make some people mad, or confused, or jealous, OR just maybe - they'll see their own lives in a different way (that's what I hope!).... see, through me, that they can say NO when they don't want to do something or go somewhere or talk to someone...the world won't fall apart! Say NO when things are "expected" of them - but they want to go another direction...the world won't fall apart! Say YES to yourself - your happiness - your dreams - your own peaceful life without drama or guilt over insignificant things...the world will open up to you! Stop the drama and negative madness - it serves no purpose but to create more drama and negativity. Disengage! Honestly, just sit back and watch ~ and you'll see ~ once you step out and stop engaging in the drama-filled conversation ~ how much more peaceful and happy you will be! I've done it! Once I stopped arguing, once I stopped having the need to be right (because you know, it doesn't really matter right?), once I stopped listening to and engaging in the gossip and complaining -- life was happy, and peaceful and positive!
YOU are the most important person in your life. Take care of YOU! Nurture YOU! Breathe deeply - smell the roses - do what you LOVE - find your OWN path - and be with people who support YOU and LOVE YOU for who you are...not who they think you SHOULD be or WANT you to be. And do the same for those you choose to have in your life! Be patient, be loving and understanding ~ for they too have DREAMS! Big dreams! Let them have them! <3
" It's not about the skeptics. It's about the people who care about, support and enable." ~ Seth Godin