Listen to my thoughts about Terry Cole-Whittaker's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - this time it's a view of my garden (it was raining, see, and I didn't want to get wet!).
What I Wonder...
(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
So, as I said in the video, it's important NOT to think that Terry Cole Whittaker's inspirational quotation means that we can just be rude and mean to anyone and everyone.
This wouldn't be liberating or freeing at all, and we'd soon have no friends.
Instead, though, when we live our lives with our true purpose, and with as much integrity as we have, then it really doesn't matter what someone else thinks. And those someone else's include 'important' people like siblings, spouses, parents, your own children or even best friends.
Chances are - and this is especially true if you're doing your best and giving it your all - that the naysayers are really naysaying about themselves and their own limits, not yours.
Carry on regardless, carry on trusting your own thoughts about yourself, and could be the chances are that you might inspire these naysayers to start believing in themselves too. (How do you like those apples!)
Yes, if we truly embrace Terry's words, then we truly will be liberated and empowered to live our own lives - and it might, just might, rub off.