People will “unfriend” you. Family and friends will leave your groups… unfollow you, and you won’t even realize it. Until you REALIZE IT.
And, the first time it happens?
IT. STINGS. Very, very badly.
Just as you’re getting your legs under you… strengthening your voice, your cause, your business, your momentum, and blazing forward feeling unstoppable, it happens. OUCH! Betcha didn’t even see it coming, did ya?
You sit there wondering… Was it something I said? Did I offend them? What could it have been? Then you realize, it actually has nothing to do with you… it’s about them. And, yet? It actually has EVERYTHING to do with YOU.
Your message hit something.
It struck a nerve deeply enough that they chose to silently “unsupport” you.
Well, let’s be REALLY honest here. BECAUSE… sometimes the truth is painful, and sometimes people RUN from pain. Okay, most of the time people run from pain. Because, it hurts. That’s why it’s called pain.
But that’s okay, and you know why?
It opens up space for someone to come into your life who WILL hear your message clearly and will TAKE ACTION! Isn’t that what you really want anyway? Aren’t you REALLY HERE to make positive changes? To help other people rise up? To help others move beyond their safe little keyboards and start taking REAL ACTION? To help them learn to LIVE in the FREEDOM and PASSION of 100% authenticity?
When you’re speaking your powerful message of truth, there will also be naysayers, haters, and the like. But, did you really start down this journey to make friends?
And there will be moments… on Friday night… when you’re sitting behind your computer feeling completely alone and wondering if it’s all worth it. And if you’re really not committed to the path, to the success, then maybe it isn’t worth it to you. Some people really don’t have what it takes to push through the really dark moments.
But, what IF?
What if YOU ARE the person who is willing to push through because you BELIEVE with EVERY FIBER OF YOUR BEING that you are here to DO MORE and BE MORE than you have shown up as before this moment?
THEN YOU PUSH FORWARD. One foot in front of the other, you keep moving on. Because, you aren’t a quitter. They may be quitters, but YOU?
You will find a way.
YOU’RE A LEADER! A really damn passionate one too, and you’re not going to let anyone else’s actions derail you. Sure, there will be stings, cuts, scrapes and bruises along the way. It’s called life.
But, you will KEEP MOVING FORWARD because it’s WHO YOU ARE and it’s WHAT YOU DO.
There are people who need you to be strong and keep showing up.
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Whether you feel like it or not. So, dust yourself off, honey, put a bandage on the cut, and JUST… KEEP… SWIMMING.
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