Hey dudes!! Today we'll be talking about how to do your own thing. Although the whole concept of doing what you love seems extremely easy, it's not. We're scared of what others will think about what we love. We're scared of what they'll have to say about what we're doing. That's why we all dress the same, everyone's Instagram feed looks the similar, and we all drink overpriced coffee from Starbucks (which I'm currently doing as I edit, but like, have you tasted their iced chai tea latte?!?!). There's nothing wrong with doing any of that if you like to do it, but some people just do it because that's what everyone else is doing and they feel like they need to do the same so that people like them.
Recently, I received some negative feedback on my blog. Someone told me they didn't like what I was writing and if I wanted to gain more followers I should stay away from some of the topics I love to write about. They told me this in a constructive way with their best intentions, and I appreciate that, but it really, really, really hurt my feelings and I cried for like half an hour. It hurt because the advice basically boiled down to, "don't do what you love because others don't like it."
Um, what? That goes against everything I believe in. I shouldn't change what I'm doing because others don't like it, and neither should you. As long as you aren't hurting someone with what you're doing, don't change what you're doing because of what others say. People may give you advice, and if you like it, take it, but if you aren't interested, just say thank you and keep on doing what you're doing.
You don't need to change what you're doing because it's different than others. If you stop doing what you love, our world is going to be a bunch of carbon copies of the same person. Think of all the great things we have in the world. Do you think any of those would exist if whoever invented them listened to what the haters were saying? We'd be living in a pretty boring world, my friend. The fact is, people who change for others don't change the world. If we do the same thing as everyone else, the world is going to look the same. That's boring, and I don't like to be bored. We all have the capability to change the world, but it's never going to happen if we're too scared to throw our ideas out there.
So stop being afraid. The fact of the matter is, not everyone is going to like you, and that's okay. It doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with you. As long as you set out with the best intentions and you aren't hurting people, you're fine. For every person who doesn't like what you're doing, there's sure to be a few who happen to love what you're putting out into the world. Worry about the people who love and support you, instead of the ones who make you feel bad about what you're doing. Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Do your thing. It's your life, not theirs. Do what you're passionate about and don't ever change. Don't loose that spark of what makes you happy. Change the freakin' world my friend!!
Thanks so much for reading!! See ya later! <3