Do you know that your best work is sitting right in front of you, right now? You know, that best-selling novel, that platinum-selling album, that viral video, the collection of timeless poems, those life-changing blog posts you have saved in your draft folder—you know, the content you are looking at and questioning whether it’s good enough to be published and whether anyone will like it.
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 the world. Use your gift and imprint your greatness on the world’s consciousness. There are many souls who are longing to find their way, and it is only your voice, your vibration 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 universe cannot harm you. Their utterances have limited power and were purposed to do one thing, and that is 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 vlogging 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 on a regular schedule 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), put 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. And in order 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 and sharing your content and documenting your journey, you will be creating value and meaning and changing lives.