You Radiate Greatness
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Hi there, friend. Welcome back. If we really are friends in this pod space that is. And hey there, if you're new to the show. I'm Ahyiana Angel, and you're listening to the Quit Playing Small podcast.
Did you know that you radiate greatness? If you didn't know, let me be the first to tell you. Just because people haven't recognized your greatness, doesn't mean that it's not there. And with that said, continue to be the best you. You don't require validation nor approval. Seeking it will only let you down. Whenever you're putting all of your effort into doing things so that other people will approve of it. You'll always be disappointed. You may not realize it, but you could easily be seeking the approval of someone who is busy seeking the approval of someone else.
Let that sink in for a second. You may be working hard for the validation and approval of someone who is working hard for the validation and approval of someone else. The people that will value you and praise you most are those who are confident with their position in life. They're not busy floating around, worried about being validated by other people.
No, no, no, no, no. When someone is preoccupied with reaching their own greatness, any hint of you and your greatness, it may be too much for them. So don't take anything personally. If they are not giving you the time of day, if they are not giving you the attention, if they have slighted you in any type of way. Don't take it personal.
We're all prone to selfish feelings and selfish actions. Some of the most talented people in history we're dismissed and overlooked by peers, by gatekeepers, by their industry, and would be fans early on in their careers. Stephanie Germinotta.
Most of us know her professionally as Lady Gaga. She's a great example. She began playing piano as a child. She was taking acting classes and even signed to a record label. She was signed to Def Jam records for her vocal talents. Only to be dropped months later. She kept going and making music though. She didn't stop pursuing what she knew she was great at, even though that record deal falling through could have made her second guess her talent and her greatness. It could have made her believe in herself a little bit less, but eventually, she went on to sign with Interscope Records.
She kept making music, but she still had an uphill battle. Radio stations told her that our music was too racy, to dance oriented and even underground to underground for the mainstream market. And for an artist, somebody telling you all these things makes you think that you don't have what it takes.
But her debut album, the Fame, went on to break industry records with sales and win her Grammy awards. Hmm. Guess She proved them wrong. Think about this. Like a forward-thinking artist, maybe your greatness.
It's too advanced for your timing. Now, that doesn't mean that you give up. That doesn't mean that you try and fit into a box. That just means that you give yourself grace. It doesn't diminish the value that you bring to the table with your talent, your artistry, your gifts, your knowledge.
It only slows down the recognition process, but recognize what you have, the gifts, the talents that you bring to the table inside of yourself, and that that'll keep you going.
Because you, my friend, you radiate greatness, and I do not want you to forget it. Thank you so much for spending time with me today, and as always, be well.
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