One of the things that irritates me the most yet at the same time makes me work harder than ever is when someone attempts to dictate my level. This includes my level of knowledge, my level of strength, my level of success, my level of greatness. What makes people think that they can dump their emotional fears, doubts, and negative beliefs onto you like it’s cool. When I first decided I was going to college someone actually said to me in my face and I quote “you ain’t going to college you have a kid” True I was a teen mom but who said that you have to give up just because your circumstances changed. You see what they did not know or understand was that I had a purpose that was bigger than anything else. It was fueling me pushing me guiding me, daring me to keep going.
Instead of making me feel like I could never do it they unknowingly activated something deep down inside of me that fueled me to not give up. Just think if I would have allowed everyone who said I would never, could never start my go to college, start my own business, start a podcast, create my own website where I would be now. Probably somewhere thinking about all the what if’s or should’ve would’ve moments I let pass me by.
Maybe there was a time that you did allow other peoples fears to become your own. If so that is okay life is all about learning. Trust me I have made a ton of mistakes and learned the hard way. However I do not regret any of them because without them I would not be the person I am today. I will ask you what is the one thing you want to do more than anything? What is holding you back? Is it a real fear? How would you feel if you start doing this one thing?
It’s the audacity of others to think that they have the right to weigh in on your dreams, your purpose, your future. Now there are some who really don’t mean any harm they just don’t want to see you struggle. For those well-meaning individuals I say this If I never make mistakes if I never experience the struggle how can I evolve as a person. You must go through something to build character, find your strength so that you can find your why. I have found that when I fail it makes me realize how bad I want something this fuels me to my purpose. It also helps me to reach a level of greatness I could have never imagined.
By no means has this journey been a walk in the park. There were times when I was like why are you doing this can’t you just be happy with what you got. But I knew I was called for something more and every time I attempted to deviate from the path I was brought right back. I know you know exactly what I am talking about Trust your purpose don’t fight it. True it came with some tears, sleepless nights, moments of self-doubt the struggle bus was real. However, my faith the love and support of my family kept me strong. I also knew that I was not doing this just for me, I was doing this so that one day my kids would know that no matter what you can always give your mistakes purpose. Most important never to let anyone Dictate Your Level!
So, keep going don’t you dare give up now. Remember to enjoy the journey at every level this is your adventure one day you will tell your story to motivate and inspire someone else. Dare to be you.