I have always felt and believed I could accomplish anything. I will also openly admit that I can most certainly accomplish anything if and when someone else dares to believe I can’t. Maybe that is just the stubborn dreamer in me, but I do know it to be true. First, that I can most certainly accomplish anything I put my mind to. And second, that when others don’t support or believe in me, it somehow provides the catalyst I need to dig deeper and find the motivation to believe in myself even more.
Am I proud of that fact? Not really. Just honest. However, my persistence to obtain my life’s goals is not really to prove myself to anyone, to be seen or to be heard. It is an inner drive deep within my soul begging me to remember that I hold infinite potential to create those dreams and visions that keep replaying within my mind’s eye, and that regardless of others opinions or inability to see those visions, individually I still hold the power to create change.
Believing in yourself is the greatest gesture of self-love anyone can truly ever achieve. It is also hands-down the fastest way to move your life path forward. Collectively we may be creating many changes on this earth, but individually we each came here with our own path and soul calling that is most certainly uniquely our own. Expecting others to believe in a path they can’t even see or understand is not really practical or necessary. They are not the ones who have to believe in you. You are. You are the one who will bring your own dreams into fruition. You are the one who has to live with the choices and decision you make each and every day. Why then do we tend to give so much time and energy to those who are not in alignment with those visions? Send them love, yes. See and believe in their own path, for sure. But, staying idle hoping someday someone else will see what you have to offer, hear what you have to say, or believe in what you aim to create, is quite honestly a waste of both your time and breath.
Finding your own voice does not require anyone to hear you. Finding your own voice means listening to your own guidance and moving forward with faith.
Speaking your own truth is not about claiming who you are. In actuality, speaking your truth is about figuring out what is truly in your heart and then finding a way to stay true to that priority and vision – regardless of what the Jones’s may believe.
Lastly, utilizing a friend, mentor or teacher along the way may help you to find that inner voice. But eventually you will learn to fully stand on your own two feet and fully believe in yourself without the extra support. What you are actually accomplishing in that moment of self-empowerment is removing the need to rely on someone else to see, hear, or believe in you. It is in that divine moment of self-love that you finally see, hear, and believe in yourself.
For those who are not quite there yet, I always see and believe in you. I also happily hold the space until one magical day you outgrow the need to check in with someone else for guidance or clarity, and finally learn to see and trust in the infinite potential that is you.