An Open Letter to My Best Friend (Or Anyone Doubting Themselves)
Dear best friend,
When you told me you had an idea for something you wanted to pursue, but that it was stupid and you probably couldn’t do it anyway, it killed me. Nobody is allowed to say such things about my best friend. Nobody!
I have been in your shoes. I’ve been in a place where not only did I tell myself my dreams were dumb and something I couldn’t do, I had some people around me telling me that too. So I put those dreams off for years. I prayed for God to take away those dreams if they weren’t meant to be. My desire to pursue those dreams only grew stronger. Now I am 34 and very much regret the years I wasted not doing what I actually wanted to do.
I don’t want you to have the same regrets.
Please don’t give up on yourself before you even try it. You can absolutely do anything you put your mind to. Everything is figureoutable. It may not be easy, but it will feel so much better going for it than wishing you had a decade from now.
You are brave. You are strong. You are smart. During the times you don’t believe that yourself, know that I absolutely know those things to be true and will always, always believe in you.
There is purpose in those desires you have. Even if it ends up not being where you stay, I believe following any inkling of anything you may be interested will lead you to your life purpose.
I love you. Go forth and do the thing! 🙂