Dance to your own beat.

“The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say ‘no’- they may not be smart enough to say ‘yes’.”

-Keith Olberman

Powerful words.

How often do we fail to risk in life, pursue something, or try anything because of the doubt others put on us? Many people think it is better to stay under the radar or seemingly invisible, listening to the discouragement of others, meanwhile avoiding the risk of truly living. You aren’t good enough for some things. You weren’t created to be successful at everything or to date everyone. That doesn’t make you failure. That is just life. You have areas of your life that you have been gifted with, in ways I have not. I cannot try to be you and succeed. You cannot be me. Life is about risk and taking chances- putting yourself out there. Be vulnerable. Be transparent when necessary. Take risks. Fear is the greatest thing to hold you back from really living. Maybe because you’ve been heartbroken already. Or discouraged. Or seemingly defeated. But try. Never be afraid of trying something new and different. At times you won’t be the right or best person for the task, etc. but at least at the end of the day you tried. Don’t live your life based off another person’s opinion of you. You are enough. You are gifted. You are talented. You are attractive. You worth it. You are unique. Be yourself. Always.

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