We fear they will judge us negatively.
What's more, sometimes they do. Robinson mentions that Elvis Presley was not allowed into his school's glee club because they thought he was ruining their sound. So he gave up on music...oh wait, no he didn't...he actually went on to have a bit of success.
What are you stopping yourself from doing because people might think it's silly, a waste of time, or unlikely to succeed?
Do you really want to let them determine what you do?
If you hear negativity from a family member or friend, well, that's not loving you.
Ignore other people's suspicious minds.
If they tell you it can't be done, have a little less conversation.
If you get a discouraging email, return to sender.
Will it leave them all shook up? That's all right!
Just say to yourself, "Elvis!" and do it--it's now or never!
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