Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Choose to Believe in yourself
Have you ever had your mom, dad, siblings, close family member or mentor give you "the speech" about your life? That everything your doing is wrong. You need to change your life by giving up on your dreams and passion. I did. I got pummeled yesterday. Each word was like a lashing on my soul. I know it was done out of love. Love isn't what I felt at all.
What did I do? I just sat there and cried. I took it. Because I didn't have the strength to fight back. Because some of those words in my lowest moments I have said myself. My twin comforted me last night with a great phone call full of comfort and inspiration. (BTW, my "twin" is just one of my best friends who looks like me.)
I woke up this morning still bruised and feeling weary. I'm here to you all something. I may be down today but I'm not out. I don't care who it is out there that telling you can't do this or that. That your too old, too young, too fat, too thin, not enough education, too much education to do whatever you wish to do. Screw them!!! We were given gifts and talents for a reason. We are supposed to use them to not only help ourselves but everyone around us.
We are born for a purpose. Even people the closest to us will not understand, approve or support us. You have to accept that and keep on. I know dreams change. That is life. A changing dream is true when it comes from your soul. Not from someone telling you it's time to quit or put is aside!
To all my fellow dreamers I say: I believe in you and your dream. I believe you can make it. I believe you can do what you set out to do.
Here is one of my favorite songs when I was a kid. Ain't No Stopping us Now.
Now, go on today and use some time to work on your dream. Keep going. Believe. I'm right here with you doing the same thing.