Could You Do What Meryl Did?
WOW – I saw this on Facebook the other day and found it SO inspiring!
I wondered how many other actresses had been told they were too ugly for a role and allowed that one opinion to derail their dreams? Actresses that could have gone on to win 18 Academy Awards.
I also wondered whether I would have had the strength of mind and character not to allow that opinion (a very personal, hurtful opinion) to derail me?
Have you let an opinion derail your dreams?
Could you do what Meryl did?
Do you realise how many opinions you actually have? There are literally millions of them. You have opinions about your life, your society, the way the country is run, how your friend should deal with her problems, who’s ugly, who’s not and even what career your children should go into. We form opinions about almost everything and are creating them moment-by-moment, day-by-day, year in, year-out.
BUT remember – SO is everyone else!!
It is incredibly easy to form an opinion on anything and, when you think that most opinions are unsubstantiated by any real knowledge or proof, the key question is ‘whose opinions are you listening to’?
It is incredibly easy to form an opinion on anything and, when you think that most opinions are unsubstantiated by any real knowledge or proof, the key questions is whose opinions are you listening to?
Too many of us hear someone’s opinion and accept it as the truth – (celebrity endorsement marketing absolutely relies on it!)
In our society of free speech, people are permitted to say what they like, but it is up to us
to decipher what we will believe and this is the step most of us can miss. Once we accept someone’s opinion as the truth it gives it power and we can then allow it to ‘derail’ us! You must be incredibly stringent on whose opinions you choose to believe.
And it is a choice!
Now, opinions are not always negative, but it’s the negative one’s that seem to harm us the most so you must constantly be challenging the opinions of others you have accepted as truth.
AND, like Meryl, if someone once said you were hopeless, ugly, not good enough for that promotion or not committed enough to make a go of that business remember that it is just someone’s opinion (usually unfounded on any real proof). PLEASE don’t allow it to become part of your belief system and derail you!
Your future probably depends on it!
Be YOU! We like her BEST!