It’s true; failure happens. That’s part of life, right? Making a mistake is part of being human. There’s no escaping it; it’s gonna happen. Life’s not always a piece of strawberry cheesecake with whipped cream on top.
But whether your passion is writing, or dancing, or photography, etc, there’s no one stopping you from your full potential but yourself. Sure, other people can influence you if you let them. But in the end, it’s all up to you. Personally, I love proving people wrong, especially when it comes to underestimating me. Nobody likes feeling underestimated or misjudged. I strive towards success and dare to be me!
Some people may believe what others think about them, but that doesn’t mean that they’re right. What matters is what you believe you are capable of doing. What you can accomplish. How many celebrities out there wouldn’t be where they are today if they had listened and let others discourage them towards their path to success?
I think we must not only have faith in what we’re doing, but also confidence. It takes courage to decide “hey! I’m not going to let you put me in a box! I don’t care what you think!” Don’t be afraid to be you.
Easier said that done. It’s an attitude and it’s not mastered overnight. We all have doubts. Maybe we feel confident until someone comes along busts our bubble, making us question our ourselves or our motives. I mean, it’s good to question your motives, to make sure you know what you’re going for. But no one likes being criticized. And no one likes feeling like a downright failure.
I think people aren’t so much afraid of being a failure as being seen as one by other people. Maybe we’re afraid to stand out. To be different. To call attention to ourselves. To look silly or stupid. I like to ask myself, “if there was no possible way for me to look like an idiot or fail in this direction, would I still pursue this?” You bet I would!
Funny, how we care so much what others think. And it’s okay, to an extent. But don’t over do it. Embrace wonderful you.
If you make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world. Everyone makes them. Don’t let it get you down. Pick yourself up where you fell and soar higher – to the clouds themselves.
I bet the view is great up there.
Til then, I remain,