Many of you who are sitting on million-dollar ideas right this moment. You know, that best-selling novel, that platinum-selling album, that viral video, that mobile app, that tech product, those delectable delights—that idea you cannot stop thinking about—wondering and questioning whether it is good enough.
Put it out there—whatever “it” is—and give the world an opportunity to participate in your essence. Do not allow your ego, pride, or self-doubt to minimize your impact on society. Use your gift and imprint your greatness on the world’s consciousness. Many souls who are longing to find their way, and it is only your voice, your essence, that can lead them home.
Yes, the skeptics, pundits, trolls, haters, and dream killers are out there, ready to pounce on your content and reduce it to nothingness. But the negative vibrations they are sending out into the universe cannot harm you. Their utterances have limited power and were purposed to do one thing, corrupt their own souls. So, rather than allow their criticism of your work to deflate your spirit, pity them because they are dying a slow death—drinking from a cup filled with their own poison.
The truth is, we all deal with variants of fear and insecurity. I recently started podcasting, and right before I turn on the camera to document my journey, I am tempted to give in to those voices that tell me, “Don’t waste your time, no one cares about your journey,” “People won’t be able to understand you because of your accent,” “You need professional recording equipment…” and so forth.
BUT, despite those voices that try to suppress our creative energies and silence our narratives, we have access to power that resides deep down within our beings—the power of will, fortitude, action, principle, and purpose.
Create because you are a creator. Make your content available to the masses, and do so regularly and on multiple platforms. Keep in mind that you cannot be upset about the results you did not get from the work you did not do.
So, do the work—release that song on SoundCloud, iTunes, or Spotify. Publish that book via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Upload that video on YouTube. Pen that blog post on WordPress. Write those stories on Instagram and Snapchat. Put that new idea and invention on the market.
Does this mean that every person will win on a macro level? That answer is no. Even so, you can experience your own variety of success. To experience success, it necessitates committing to action over a long period and on a consistent basis.
Here’s the heart of the matter. Don’t judge yourself. Don’t judge your work. Don’t judge your intentions. Leave those things to others. Trust that your effort will bear much fruit. Believing is seeing. Imagine your work already out there enriching people’s reality. In the process of telling your story, sharing your content, and documenting your journey, you will be creating value and meaning and changing lives.