I already know something about you because you’re reading this right now. You’re most likely an empath. Someone that really feels other people’s energies. That means you’re probably very compassionate and you’re most likely to be a people pleaser at times.
What I also know about you is you have a vision or a mission or an idea that requires you to ‘put yourself out there’ in some way. In addition to that, because you are so sensitive and receptive to energies of other people, you’re sensitive to their thoughts and their vibrations; more so than other people. It might feel really painful for you to have to put your heart and soul out there because you don’t know how it would be received.
If you resonate with that, I want to share a quote with you that highlights something very interesting that can really help you get over the fear of putting yourself out there because you’re worried about what other people would think.
Here’s that quote,
“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people.“
That quote is by Eleanor Roosevelt. Again, a quote that you may or may not have heard before, but it’s a pretty popular quote. What I really want to focus on for today is the last part about small minds that discuss people because who represents these small minds? It’s the folks that gossip, the people who criticize, maybe the haters or whatever you want to call them.
I just to want to focus on the fact that when you worry about “what others will say about you”, you’re concerning yourself with those small minds. You’re concerned about what the people who discuss people are going to say about you and you’re letting the small minds and the small thinkers dictate whether or not you put your magic out into the world.
That just can’t be!
Are you really willing to sacrifice getting your message out into the world to appease these small thinkers that are going to probably criticize you anyway?
I don’t think so.
The truth is, people are going to criticize you no matter what. You’re going to get criticized where you are right now and you’re going to get criticized when you put yourself out there.
You might as well follow the calling of your heart and just put yourself out there unapologetically because the great thing about it is, the people that really resonate with you and love your ideas, they will be discussing your ideas and the change you’re bringing about and not just discussing you and being a naysayer.
From this day onward to the best of your ability, concern yourself only with the people who are about your great ideas, who are about positive change, who are about solutions, and don’t worry about the criticizers and those small minds who are just concerned with discussing people.
I can’t wait to see what magic you have to share with the world. I’ll be watching!