Did you know that?
If I had a buck for every time I had a wild idea, or a not so wild idea, that was vetoed, laughed at, dismissed or otherwise shot to the ground by a no good, evil little voice spewing negatives,
the one who's only job is to make me doubt,
and second guess myself.
If I had a buck for every time I was tempted to listen, I'd be one rich ass woman.
Do you have one of those?
A voice that whispers how wrong you are?
How ill prepared?
Not enough of this or that?
I put up a pretty good fight with the little voice that has tried, on occasion, to run my life.
Some of the young people in my life...?
Not so much.
really listen to that voice.
The one that tells them that they will fail.
That "it's" a dumb idea.
That they will never amount to anything.
That life will always be tough.
And not worth it.
Is it just life experience that teaches us that that voice lies?
Or maybe it's life experience that tells us it doesn't?
Either way I wish so hard I could find a way to shut the nonproductive voice down.
And replace it with one that says "trust yourself".
"Everything will be alright"
"Even if it is not the right decision, you will be okay"
"You'll make it through"
"You'll land on your feet"
"Keep fighting, don't give up, dance as fast as you can, pray, hope, believe.
That is what life is all about....living.
And of course that includes making mistakes.
Which won't kill you.
Thank you for listening...