Don’t let the silence stop you or make you change your mind towards your goal.
Have you ever felt like you need to shut up or wait bit because what you’re doing is not applauded or appreciated? Or somehow it is underestimated or unnoticed? I call that silence. Silence is when you don’t receive or see the impact you desire from people or environment around you. Silence is also when you do not exhibit your convictions. Something’s take time, patient persistence is the only soup you need while continuing with your pursuit .
Your motivation must come from inside. My favorite coach, Modesta Mahiga always say ‘Know your why’ i.e. Know why you’re doing the things you’re doing, the purpose will be your motivation. This will help you remain steady when none appreciates.
You’re not doing things so that people can appreciate. You’re doing things so that you can be fulfilled. You have a purpose to fulfill and it does not come from anyone but you. You must have the ability and the courage to express yourself before silence. You need people to fulfill your purpose but without you there is no purpose. You see, purpose is birthed through one person. We see companies that outlive the creator, arts as old as the universe but they had a creator before others started working on them. The company continues even when the creator does not exist because the purpose has been fulfilled and continues to be fulfilled even in his absence.
Many people are silent today because they are scared of the silence. If you remain silent, I assure you there will be nothing to outlive you. To kill the silence you must continue to express yourself .Don’t be your own silence. Be your own fan. Celebrate every tiny victory. Shout for your victory and live like you have no rival ,because really there no body else who is like you.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When no one understands or celebrates your expressions either its paint, a song, a book a, work or anything you’re doing. It does not mean they hate you. Maybe they don’t understand you or relate with you and it’s not illegal. Give them time while continuing to express you. There are people waiting and depending to go to another level because of your expressions. Whether it’s a character, a story, song, a word, a business, innovation etc. somewhere in the universe they are waiting for it, if not today then in the future. Know that your expressions push forward humanity and they matter.
Break the silence.