JK Rowling wrote her books.

Oprah created her television shows.

Lady Gaga wore her crazy outfit again.

 

Sure, that’s easy – you might say.

They have millions of raving fans.

They have nothing to worry about.

 

But the thing is – it’s as hard for them as it is for us.

They’ve had their share of naysayers and people not liking what they did.

They have their share of naysayers and people not liking what they do – right now.

 

The truth is -

if they wouldn’t have been willing to upset some people,

they wouldn’t have been able to delight so many others.

 

The books wouldn’t have been written.

The television shows wouldn’t have aired.

The phenomenon Lady Gaga wouldn’t have been born.

 

The truth is - some people will not like what we do.

Some people will not approve of what we say.

Some people will judge who we are.

 

And that leaves us with a daily choice.

 

To live out their expectations.  Or to do our thing.

To silence our voice.  Or to speak up.

To be someone we are not.  Or to be who we are.

 

That choice is ours.

Any moment of any day.

Time and again.

 

The truth is -

if we aren’t willing to upset some people,

we will never be able to delight so many others.

 

Doing our unique thing.

With our unique voice.

Being our unique selves.

 

Who are you willing to upset?


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2 Responses to Who are you willing to upset?

  1. Lenny says:

    Nice words… as usual! ;)
    Made me think! (love that)
    I’m already looking forward to the next post! :)

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