I was listening to Akimbo, a great podcast hosted by Seth Godin, and he talks all about shunning the non-believers; those individuals who simply don’t support your work, your goals, your talents, or your efforts. This is something I think many of us have a hard time doing, because as humans we care about what others think. It pains us to fail or mess up. And if we’re not careful, it can pull us off our path and leave us frozen. Whether it’s fear, doubt, or an unwillingness to expose ourselves to judgement, we have a choice in how we respond – we can either allow that criticism to stifle our growth, or we can move through all of that noise and continue onward anyway. We all have our own inner critics, too. Our very own voices telling us we can’t or we shouldn’t, and I’m going to offer this up for anyone who’s interested: Let the speakers of scrutiny blare as loud as they’d like, know that it’s simply noise (whether it be internal or external), trust your instincts, and move down your path anyway.
Written by: Coach Jentry on August 22, 2018.