This is an open letter to all of the leaders, doers and entrepreneurs.
You my darlings are not like most people. You are the curious ones and problem solvers.
There are times during your journey that will be hard and rough. You will experience many ups and downs. You will have times where you have overwhelming pressures. You will have to make many sacrifices. You will be misunderstood and the subject and obsession of haters.
If you are going through a hard and rough time right now, know this: I believe in you! Even though you may feel misunderstood, know that it is ok! You are not like most people. You are moving the world forward. You’re brave and resilient. You’ve got this! Keep going, pushing and striving. No one else can do what you do. No one else has your vision, gifts, guts or grit.
As Cara Alwill Leyba author of Girl Code puts it, ” You were put on this earth with a unique voice, talent and gift that no one else has or will ever posses. There is something extremely special about you that the world needs. Whatever your gift is, nobody can do it quite like you.”
Believe in yourself. Go to work on your crazy ideas, goals and dreams regardless of how impossible they may seem. Don’t let anyone else tell you that you can’t achieve them. Because YOU can. When you finally realize your dream the risk is small. Every champion was once a contender. Every pro was once an amateur. Every expert was once a beginner.
If you give up, you are depriving the world of something truly amazing. Stay the course. You never know what could happen tomorrow, next week, next year.. Have faith, because every seed that you plant will produce something eventually. So dream big, start now, work hard and don’t give up.