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That was a terrible decision, but I’m glad you made it

“Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.” – Goethe

A close friend of mine recently celebrated his 5 year wedding anniversary.

When he initially proposed to his fiance, his parents were livid. They didn’t think she was a good choice for him, but he did. So, he followed his heart and married her.

A year after their wedding day, my friend’s father said to him “I would have never chosen her for you, but I wouldn’t exchange your pick for the world. I can’t imagine a woman on Earth who would be better for you. You made the best possible choice and we’re glad to have her as a part of our family.”

Being yourself works 100% of time

Not everyone will agree with your choices, but you have to make them. You have to do what you have to do or risk living your life in regret.

Take your attention away from other people’s opinions long enough to forge a strong connection with who you really are.

You know what you love. You know what you can live with and what you can’t live without. You know what you have to try. You know where you have to go and what you have to leave behind.

DO IT!

Know that the world is always better off when you follow YOUR bliss.

If you really want to please others, there’s something you ought to know

Everyone wants to believe in better possibilities. Everyone wants to believe that dreams come true. Everyone wants to believe that love wins and creativity reigns.

When you move toward your dreams with confidence and conviction, expressing no need to justify or defend yourself, you provide skeptics, cynics, and naysayers with the very evidence of well-being that they need.

By moving towards your dreams, you actually put everyone else one step closer towards theirs. Sometimes, people are going to find that a bit frightening, but they will be okay and everything will eventually turn out fine. You’ll never find that out, however, by conducting interviews. You have to trust your heart; that “still small voice” of God within.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

It’s ironic that we ignore what excites us due to fear of what others may think. If we spend more time ignoring what others think, we might actually give this world something to be excited about.

That’s one way to look at it.

Cheers,

T.K. Coleman

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