It's What You Answer To
It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
The inspirational story by Walt Disney reminded me of a great poster I saw once. I searched for the miniature super hero and – ta da! – found him. Sometimes we have people in our lives who tell us we can’t do something or, worse, they’ll make fun of us for something we ARE doing. Fortunately, I’ve ran into that only a few times in my life. Being an only child usually involves people telling you that you surpass all of the wonders of the world and that you could move mountains if you so desired.
Oh, and that you’re just the cutest thing….
However, like everyone, I’ve had opportunities to doubt myself – usually because of what someone has said. The first time I encountered this sort of thing, I was floored. I nearly gave up everything I was attempting to do at the time. Fortunately, after I cooled down, I realized that (like the little boy above) what I know I can do is what counts…. not what doubters think I can’t do.
Believe in yourself enough for you and 10 other people. Sometimes we’re all we have! The next time someone tells you that you can’t do something or infers that you’re a fool to even try, remind yourself that it ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.
Then look them in the eye and tell them, “You know, you’re not just wrong. You’re damn wrong. I can do anything I put my mind to. Grab a seat and watch.”
Confidence? Yeah, it’s like that.