Have the strength and courage to play your music, your way. Don’t change who you are to satisfy the whims of others, or to make those less confident feel good about themselves. You spent a long time searching for your voice. Use it with love and compassion, but with determination to stand up for yourself. No one knows you, better than you do. If you’re not standing up for yourself, who else will?
Everyone has room for improvement, something to learn and areas to grow. But make sure the critique you’re getting is honest and coming from someone who actually knows what they’re talking about. Even then, their expertise might not fit your vision of what you want to become and how you want to implement your dream. Be careful you don’t give up your integrity for what might appear to be a short cut.
Keep in mind those that put you down may not be giving you honest feedback to help you get better. They maybe trying to manipulate you out of fear of losing you. You can show compassion and attempt to ease their fears, help them heal from their past battles and find their own confidence. In both themselves and in you. So be careful you’re not feeding their fears, but rather supporting their confidence.
At the end of the day, if they’re not willing to see where they falter in their own views; you might have to leave them behind. If they can’t support who you are, you don’t need their negative reviews in your life. It might be time to let them go and move on.
We all have our strengths and inner talents. But no matter what the subject, we choose how to express those abilities and which path they find their spot light upon. No one is “born” a doctor, scientist, musician, singer, artist, a spiritual adviser or even a witch. There’s no Mathematician DNA strand that kicks in and makes you an astrophysicist. You might have talent that can be expressed on a particular path; but it’s still your choice to decide if you will use that talent and then you may need to decide which path it will be used on.
If you don’t take control of your own direction and destiny, you may risk never finding the right path for you and what you’re drawn to. Stop letting others undermine your dreams and your choices that promote and grow your talents. Listen to the advice of those close to you, ask those doing the activity what they think, and then find the courage within yourself to follow your calling.
You are the Monarch on your path. You decide where your kingdom goes and what it will be like. You’re the one that decides if it will be built on a foundation of strength and confidence to provide beautiful fragrant blooms. Be open to positive criticism and suggestions, but exercise your determination to walk your path and do it your way. If you make a mistake, then maybe there was a lesson there to learn. Welcome the opportunity and keep moving ahead. You’re the only one who can make that move forward and find happiness in what you have accomplished.
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