Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his seminal work, wrote that each and every one of us has their own genius.
The world will try to pull you away from your genius.
The answer then, according to Emerson, is to trust thyself.
Two words that seem so simple. So much clarity. Trust thyself.
The world continues to reinforce what we all deep down really fear. That we don’t feel good enough. That you are not smart enough, educated enough, rich enough, skinny enough, popular enough…to make a difference.
Learning to trust in yourself and in your abilities is a skill. Something that can be practiced and get better at.
Another way to say all of this is to have more faith. Faith in a future you cannot see yet. Focusing on the action of today for a better future of tomorrow.
The world is going to find a way to suppress your voice. It’s up to you to still find a way to sing.