…Marcus Aurelius once said that folk where strange.
Most of us love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion over our own.
I’d add to that, we also think that everyone else is a lot cleverer or talented than we are.
I told myself that lie for the longest time.
Everyone could write, but me.
Everyone could create a product, but me.
Everyone could have a membership site, but me.
Everyone was an expert on my topic, but me.
Seeing these words now on ‘digital paper’ you can see how ridiculous those thoughts were.
But in my head, they were as true as gravity. – And just as hard to break free from.
Everyone was more talented, better, and their opinion mattered more than my own.
Who I thought I was back then, I don’t know?
But I was always the one at the back of the pack. Never able to run alongside the people I admired, or envied.
Maybe you’re thinking those things right now?
Maybe that’s why you’re not pushing yourself?
The world’s more talented than you are.
Who are you to teach, preach, motivate, or inspire? You’re just, well….’you.’
But when get past that crap you’re telling yourself, and do the stuff you want to do, you realize that you have something to offer.
Yes, even you.
The world isn’t as talented, or as clever as you make them out to be. – They wish they were.
And somewhere out there, there’s someone struggling with something you could be teaching them to do.
But you’ve got to go do it.
And as for the opinions, who cares about anyone’s opinion but your own.
If you’re making someone’s life better, that’s all you need to focus on.
Keep that in mind when you’re doing your work this week. – And not the mental record you’ve been listening to.
Barry J McDonald.
PS – Have a good one.