Sometimes you’ve got that great idea.
The story you wanna tell.
The book you wanna write.
The painting class you wanna take.
The career change you wanna make.
The new venture you wanna embark on.
You get all excited.
And then you ditch the idea.
Because they won’t like it.
They won’t approve.
They won’t understand.
They’ll think you’re just wasting your time.
They’ll think you’ve gone crazy.
And so you drop the idea.
And go back to “normal”.
But the thing is that when you venture out
to do your thing in the world,
there will be people that won’t like it.
That won’t approve.
That won’t understand.
That think you’re wasting your time.
That think you’re crazy.
And that’s fine.
Because there will be people
that love what you do.
That get it and relate to it.
That ask for more.
That need what you do.
That need who you are.
So next time you’re on the verge of
dropping your dream and shelving your self,
because of the haters,
take a deep breath and know that
you need to be you
so that others
can love you and what you do.
Wishing you a soul-filling
Psssst: This poem was published originally on
Kind Over Matter on August 22, 2013 as “When we fear their harsh words.”
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