In this post, I would like to share an insight that pushed me (in a good way) to writing this blog and making videos on YouTube and feel good about it.
Do you know this feeling before you press on “Publish” that makes you stop for a moment and wonder; “Should I do it?”, “Who am I to share my thought as if it is something special”, “Should I stand out?”. Then, all of the excitement and enthusiasm is replaced with doubt and insecurity. This is pretty upsetting to me, but it is reversible; it is all about my point of view.
I found a better way to look at things:
How dare you NOT stand out? It is a shame of you not to share your gift with world! What about all the people you can touch? What about the inspiration and love you can spread? If you spare the world your gift, you may take away many smiles from the people who would love your work.
This way of looking at things should be part of your philosophy of life and I invite you to embrace it as your own. The first might not have made you feel anything, but the next time when you wonder if you should share you gift with others, you will know that it is the right thing to do. It is your duty to give and the world’s privilege to receive.
About the worries about who may or may not like what you offer, it is important for you to know that there is a demand for anything! Even if you feel as if what you love doing is weird, I promise you that there are many more people who like the same thing – you are not alone. Moreover, if you invest your heart in your work, you will be able to create something more than tangible or visible and even people from different fields will be able to appreciate your work. You do not have to be a professional singer or musician for a song to resonate with you on a deeper level. The same for others with your work.
You CAN’T please everybody and that is ok. That is how it is and how it will always be, but that’s the magic. Your goal is to knock people off the fence (not literally); which means making them have a decisive opinion about your work – whether they like it, or they don’t. That is how you find your niche and build a solid crowd.
I hope you found some sense in my thoughts. More than that, I hope you could relate to the doubts and now you have a solution.
Create from the heart – fearless and shameless. The world will thank you for your love and love you in return. Those who won’t love you back? It’s ok, they love somewhere else.
Until next time…