Shine Your Light So Bright

There comes a time in life’s journey that you feel discouraged and need some ‘UP’ medicine to empower you.

Have you ever had negative words being spoken at you or to you (from family members to friends to teachers to co-workers) which have hurt to the core? Spoken Words are very powerful and can be so impactful later down the line so I have learned to tune out or accept what I want to be spoken around me. Back in my sensitivity days, I used to let those spoken words affect me in way I could not comprehend but then remembered stumbling upon a video that Lisa Nichols delivered, which was a powerful speech on how to never dim your light for the sake of others and let yourself shine regardless of what those around you might think. And it is now my go-to affirmation YouTube clip.

LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences breakthrough, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential. Lisa is also a best-selling author of six books, and her 7th book ABUNDANCE NOW, published by HarperCollins. 

One thing I learned after watching her video was to always remember that I am in Control Of My Life. You can’t control every event, but at the end of the day, only you have the power to change your thoughts, actions, and situation. You’re the author of your own story, and only you get to write the next chapter of your lifeI’m not going to ask the world if I can be great, I’m going to give the world notice that I will be great. We’ve all been guilty of waiting for permission or wanting the validation of someone else. We wait politely for our dreams to come true, or we stop recognizing our own desires and dreams because we think they’re unrealistic. But the compromised life never feels good. You’re not meant to sacrifice your dreams or settle for less; you’re meant to find happiness and joy in what you do well.

The truth is, people often don’t understand your journey or ideas. Every great leader, every successful entrepreneur, every amazing visionary has had to walk the path less traveled at some point. And it does feel lonely. You will probably feel some hurt when your family or friends or old tribe doesn’t understand the new you or your new ideas. Stick with it. Know your mission, know what you want, and pursue it.

Below are some of my favourite quotes from the video clip:

  • “Other people’s perception of you ain’t none of your business.”
  • “I’m not gonna dim my lights, here, have some shades.”
  • “Don’t put a period where God put a comma.”
  • “Don’t worry, my story is GOOD… don’t feel sorry for me… I got 7 under my belt”

What’s your favorite line from Lisa Nichols’ passionate speech?

The Renaissance Journey continues …

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