“At the root of most fear is what other people will think of us”

We can care so much about what others think, that we often put that above what we want and need. When we do something different, something new, there are generally always objections. Loud objections. What is seen now as success, was looked down on. We often lack the ability or the willingness to see that their objections are just a hump that must be gotten over.

So many people are really proud of me now and that is honestly incredible. From my community, for the 2.5 years I was training, there were the naysayers, the people that showed no interest and those that didn’t really understand what I was doing. Those from the community who genuinely supported and encouraged me were few. The most important thing is that you believe in yourself. The one person’s belief in me that really mattered, was my own, and thankfully that remained regardless of the naysayers.

I really hope that when the next person says their ambition out loud (which could be anything they want), that the same community can encourage them to push their boundaries. Let’s continue to learn and encourage others not keep them inside any box or lane.

Let’s get over all of those humps together 🙌🏾

Inspired by a chapter from a book called Courage is Calling. Thanks Jag Chandi

One thought on ““At the root of most fear is what other people will think of us”

  1. Temet Nosce, which is Latin for “Know thyself.” Only through your indefatigable belief in your powers could you transcend the improbable and conquer Antarctica. . That is unteachable and unreachable for most.

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