“Don’t Compromise Yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
Janis Joplin spoke through the power of a confident woman to all people, and especially women. Why? Because so many let their interests and ideas be stepped on and left to the wayside or they never offer their input. Perhaps it is because they won’t have a cheering section like so many men. I realize there is an hierarchy in the animal world, however, ladies, we are not wild four-legged creatures. Let’s get our act together.
Recently I visited with a lovely person. She was so smart, and the more time I had with her visiting the more it began to occur to me that she was holding back a lot! In her careful manner of survival, she was set financially and had her act together there, but she was holding back with her significant other by not voicing her opinions. When they were together you could tell that she stepped back and gave him the floor. Perhaps that does not sound like a big deal, but the floor time he used was for back-handed comments. He slighted other cultures, used insulting language about colleagues, slighted women and laughed, and made me wonder why she was by his side.
“If I hold back, I’m no good. I’m no good. I’d rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.” What did Janis mean by this? Perhaps it was about her amazing music… her art. Perhaps it was to share her ideas.
She was a “Wayseer,” a change agent in the world. These people sense new ideas, are sensitive to what is happening in their world around them, like thermostats that catch the heat. Are you a woman or a man who is aware of a coming groundswell? You can hear the thunder in the distance and sense that something is coming and you can see potential in other people? Move forward. Take action. Be the one who says, “Hey!”
Think. What ideas are you sitting on? Inventions, story lines, amazing businesses? Let yourself experience the life of what you have to offer. You have a purpose, you have a meaning, you have a role to play on this planet. Be all you can be. Imagine the highest and very best possible you… and be that!
If you can think of it, dream it, construct it in your mind then it is supposed to go somewhere! Take a moment and get your ideas on the forefront and say something.
Remember: Don’t Compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
P.S. We need you, too. Thanks. Cat