Jenna Galbut
Mar 16, 2016 · 2 min read

Never Dim Your Light Just To Make Others Feel Comfortable

You can’t let other people make you feel insecure about what you’re doing or who you’re becoming.

Most of the time your friends & family don’t realize how harmful their comments or lack of support is to you.
In their mind they’re protecting you and protecting themselves.

They see what you’re doing as “unsafe” or “different” or not following the “status quo.”

They are confined to the limitations of what they believe is possible.

By you jumping outside of the box you scare them and you may threaten the choices they have made for their own lives.

You should never dim your light just to make other people feel secure.

You think hiding your passion and your purpose will make the “haters” stop?

It won’t.
People will always find things to criticize and judge you for.

Their judgment speaks more about their own character than about yours.

You can’t let people make you feel like you need to hide or abandon your dreams.

Never hide.
Never give up.
Never dull your light.

The world needs your gift.

. . .

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