“Again, your job is just to reach the people you’re meant to serve – not necessarily to be different or original (but you will be different and original when you are fully self-expressed because there is only one of you).” ~ Michael Port
The other day, I was on hanging out on Facebook, I saw the above statement from Michael Port (which I’m trying to embed using the FB code, but it doesn’t seem to be working – so I give up and I move on). This statement really resonated with me.
We’re feeling compelled to do the unthinkable…stand up, own who we are – flaws and all – and step out on a stage in front of all the world to see.
And I’ve got to tell you, it’s some scary shit.
The thing is, we’re so afraid, so scared of what people might think, that we’re letting our doubts – what we in our Dream Keeper Mastermind group refer to as our Big Fat Faker – step up and make excuses (and sometimes even our decisions) for us. [CLICK TO TWEET]
We’re living in fear.
Fear of who we are. Fear of who we’re meant to be.
Fear that we’re not good enough. Fear that we’re too damn good (talk about scary shit).
Fear that others will judge us. Fear that others will hear us and join in our parade.
Trust me when I tell you…you, my friend, are not alone.
You’re not the only one being called to be brave (hell, Sara Bareilles and Katy Perry are singing it for us!). And you’re not the only one that’s afraid.
But you’ve got to know, you have a purpose.
You’re here for a reason. You have people out there – folks you might not have met yet – that are waiting for you. Waiting for that message…as only you can express it.
Don’t worry about being the first person to say it. At this point, nothing is new any longer. It’s merely the same story, told a different way.
Let it be told your way.
Don’t wait until it’s perfect. Don’t wait until you get certified. Or graduated with your Masters. Don’t wait for next week.
Decide that today is the day. Put one foot in front of the others. Be willing to make mistakes.
Be willing to be your shiny authentic self.
Just get out there and do it.