Taking Risks

Putting yourself out there is no small feat and takes courage.  People will ultimately judge you!  Every action we take someone will have an opinion about it.  You have to decide how important your message is and what you are wanting to express to the world.  By the same token, you must understand that there will always be at least one negative person trying to rain on your parade.  People have different opinions and everyone is entitled to theirs.  If you are worried about pleasing everyone all the time then you've lost connection to your message.   Stay focused on those that you have influenced in a positive way.  Receiving positive reinforcement is wonderful, but the true fire of why you will continue to show up, lies within you.  Getting a pat on the back is not why I continue to share information.  When I physically see a person's life change because they trusted me, that is enough validation for me.  Will each risk reap the same reward?  Definitely not.  If you are putting out a good message or sharing your passion (whatever that may be) chances are you are helping someone out there.   

Of course getting regular emails such as the one below doesn't hurt and keeps the fire burning higher.


Stacey Jennings said...

I totally agree with you. Without taking risks there are no rewards! You gotta work hard and be willing to put in the time to achieve your goals! After giving myself the confidence I need I am now more successful. Also, I love your kettle bell workouts. They have helped with my lower back and legs. (it was really weak before.)

Butter Nutrition said...

Love these words of encouragement! "Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." -John F. Kennedy

Your content is always so great-- keep it coming!

Tom said...

I totally agree. Dealing with cynics and rejection can be tough. You always need to watch your external language. That voice inside you that says you can't do something. Cynics fuel the fire for that voice. Control the voice and nothing is impossible.