Several weeks ago I watched an episode of Got Talent (not sure if it was America’s, Britain’s, or another country) presentation on YouTube.
As I watched, a young man with quirky mannerisms walked onto the stage. While introducing himself, the audience and the judges seemed to discount him.
After asking him what he was going to do the young man said, “sing”. As the young man began to sing the discounting by the audience and the judges turned into amazement.
As the young man finished singing the camera’s panned to the judge’s table. All judges were moved by the young man.
One judge shared a saying with the young man that captivated my attention. “If you feel like you don’t fit into this world, it is because you were born to create a new one.”
Although you and I may “see” and “hear” what other people may not see (perceive) or hear (understand), we need not feel stupid. Instead, you and I can boldly create something that other people may not now see as valuable. You and I can be motivated by the beat of our own drum and stay committed. You and I can push the human race forward. You and I can take the “high road” and let go. You and I can be a gift to our world.
Quotes and Thoughts of Encouragement
“If you feel like you don’t fit into the world you inherited it is because you were born to help create a new one.” Ross Caligiuri
“Everybody is a genius. But If you judge a fish by Its ability to climb a tree, It will live Its whole life believing that it is stupid” Albert Einstein
“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.”Simon Sinek
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen
“People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; It was never between you and them anyway.”
Mother Teresa’s prayer, “Do it Anyway”