The other day, I stumbled across this blind audition video from the TV show, The Voice.
It was a 17-year old girl named We McDonald singing Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.”
We gave a beautiful, soul-stirring performance and afterwards, shared how she got bullied and teased for being who she was.
Alicia Keys gave her some powerful mentoring right there on the spot about the importance of being yourself and the value of NOT trying to fit in to what everyone else thinks you should be.
At the end, Alicia encouraged We to keep going with her dream of singing:
“You were born to show the world what love sounds like.”
I always get emotional when I see these types of inspirational video clips.
They make me cry because I know I’m not just watching a talented singer doing their thing on TV.
In fact, I’m watching a courageous moment in their life after having to overcome their own doubt and fear to get to the point where they can stand on stage and share their gift with the world.
I cry because I know how hard it is being different than everyone else.
It’s difficult knowing that you’re not “normal” and you never will be, not matter how hard you try.
It’s not easy being creative and having big, “unrealistic” ideas and goals and desires and visions that most don’t – and can’t – understand.
But you can’t let that stop you from moving forward ANYWAY.
Because if you do, you will never be able to fulfill your purpose.
P.S. One of the biggest challenges to fulfilling your purpose is not knowing exactly what your purpose IS!
Or even if you do know what your purpose is, not being willing to CLAIM it and make a conscious commitment to walk in alignment with what you’ve been called to do.
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