You have a responsibility to Live. I mean REALLY LIVE! To share the gift that is you. I used to date a musician. I have one memory in particular I want to share. You see this musician was one of the best and I am not just saying that, I mean truly, truly talented and to listen to him would really move a person. Not just me, many people felt the same way. Unfortunately, he had huge insecurities. Am I good enough? What if people don’t like me … What if I don’t get signed to a record deal?…What if I don’t succeed?….what if i do succeed can i maintain it? What if……. What if……I can’t…… I can’t…..I can’t….
So, not by accident and maybe unknowingly, he held himself back. He even had a studio gig with the Eagles yes, THE EAGLES and he no showed. Fear is paralyzing isn’t it, it is the dream killer, self sabotage is real my friends.
I remember thinking “What a waste, what a rip-off!” This guy was given this extraordinary gift, that he continued to cultivate and develop and then? Due to fear of failure or maybe fear if success? I don’t know, he robbed all of us, 1000’s probably millions of people of the experience of enjoying his music, allowing it to touch our lives. We all know, music is a deep moving emotional thing for people. It makes us move or relax, dream or sing, it stirs up memories, it is a friend and companion at times. Much like a great book. These are important life experiences!
Let me try to put it into perspective, Van Gogh decides not to paint, Jaime Oliver doesn’t cook, you laugh, but my family has made his prime rib recipe our Christmas dinner tradition for years now, as well as special dinner parties, it is a source of great discussion and enjoyment. Ok, more tangible to you, Edison doesn’t pursue the light bulb, Michael Jordan decided not to play basketball, Steve jobs gave up on his vision. Is my point being made? Have you ever heard a piece of advice? Or learned something from a lecture or writing that made an impact on you? Changed how you think about something? THAT’S IT! You don’t have to be a world class guitarist or painter. You don’t have to do things on the world wide stage. You do you! so not play small. You do owe it to the world to be you in all your perfection and even your imperfection., You need to SHOW UP, the world needs you to show up. I want the best for you. I want the best for the world. I want the best for my family and myself. So all I am asking you to do is, live your life to your fullest potential. You know what you are capable of (listen to the true voice deep inside you, not the programmed doubtful voice) you were not brought into this world with doubts, you were brought in perfect! So, this doubt crap is self-made. Now self UN make it! And let your light shine on whatever level and at whatever gift you choose to bring. No doubts, no fear of judgment, no “I’m not enough” You do have a gift, it is you. Time to share.
All my Best!