Hey guys! Welcome back. I will be completely honest, I’ve been given a lot of advice in my life. Some I have taken, and some I have not. But there is one thing that has always stuck out to me ever since I heard. I thought we could spend some time right now delving into that wonderful piece of advice and discussing what it means and why it’s so important. I think it’s as good a time as any to share this with you all.
One day I was sitting in my room watching YouTube videos (no surprise there) when I came across a video and decided to watch it. It wasn’t a conscious decision at the time. I just did it. As it was playing I began to feel as though it was directed towards me. As if I was destined to see that video in that moment. It was a good feeling.
I don’t remember the video or what it was about, but I do remember it was Jaclyn Hill. It was one of her talking videos where you just kind of sits and has heart to hearts. These are the nest kinds of videos if we are being honest. I remember sitting there realizing that all the things she was saying in this video were absolutely true. I don’t remember now everything she said in the video, but there is one thing I remember her saying. And it has stayed with me ever since.
“Don’t tell people what you are going to do; tell them what you have done.”
This struck a cord with me. I realized in that moment that I should stop telling all these people what I plan to do or what I want to do. I should start telling them what I’ve already done. Instead of telling everyone what I plan to do, I should wait until I have finished it and then tell them that I did it.
The reason I think this is so important is because it’s easy to say you are going to do something or you plan to do something. It’s also easy for no one to believe you. But if you do something and have progress or success, no one can deny you that. You did it and there is no one who can doubt you.
I realized I should stop living for other people and start living for myself. I had realized this sometime before, but never really knew how to implement it. It took a little time, and I’m still not completely there yet, but I am getting better. College has really helped me, as has being on my own. It’s scary, but liberating at the same time.
So I have stopped telling people what I am going to do or what I plan to do. From now on it’s about what I have done. It’s about being proud of my accomplishments and successes and celebrating who I am.
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