Since the summer I’ve been advised by business owners and entrepreneurs to compromise what I’m doing to better fit into a specific market, bettering my chances of success in my local area. For about 20 minutes it made sense. Well, of course it did. But, on the ride home, the risky and highly imaginative side of me kicked that “common sense” out the window with NO WARNING!
The voice eloquently said, “This is one SMALL area in the entire universe. If what you’re doing isn’t attractive here, maybe it’s not you but them. Your dreams are way bigger than this small town. If you minimize now, how do you expect to grow and compete in a bigger market? It’s not worth it. The money, the name recognition, nor the experience. It’s worth it.”
Annnnnd that was all she wrote!
You can, by any means, have and live the life you want to live. No matter where you are, who you’re with, or who decides to say “Yes, you can”, or “No, you can’t”.
If you’re willing to work hard to achieve what you want, you can absolutely obtain it!
If you want the big house and the fancy cars, GO GET IT! Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for wanting those things. You want what you want and there’s no better explanation than that.
“Nothing happens a first. It’s a process of the time, the effort, and the energy put into whatever you want and/or desire.”-Oprah
There are too many people in the world out there telling others that they shouldn’t want this or that.
Go after the big things in life. If and when you get those things and you no longer find a need for them, go get something else. That’s what life is about. It’s a consistent shift of wanting and no longer wanting. Losing and retrieving. Letting go and starting over.
Explore. Learn. Transform.
One may see that kind of life as one that is stable and unsure. But the reality is, a life of trial and error is one of assurance because of the wisdom, knowledge, and expedience gained from the journey thus far.
There’s something Oprah said in one of her opening episodes of her Master class series. She said, “You can’t allow the voices of the world to drown out the voice of that which you know is God.”
If you know what you are born to do, do it! Whether it’s attractive to others or not. Find a way to allow the truth of yourself to express itself.
Ultimately we know in our gut where we belong and where don’t belong. And what I know for sure is that staying where you don’t belong is detriment to who you are.
Don’t sell yourself short. Hold on to your belief of what you expect for yourself and don’t let it be compromised in any way.