Wannabe Versus Imma Be

Last year I began a blog. After four posts, I stopped. I could easily say I didn’t have time, had too many responsibilities. The heart-stopping reason? I was afraid it wouldn’t be good enough. But what could be worse than feeling in my pores the desire to do something I’m perfectly capable of (at least capable, never mind perfect) and do nothing?

It’s none of your business what other people think ~ Wayne Dyer.

How ironic that the inventor of the light bulb wasn’t considered bright. Thomas Edison’s school teacher called him stupid and said he should try to get by on his pleasant personality. Walt Disney wanted to be a journalist but was fired from a newspaper because he didn’t have any original thoughts. He was told he lacked imagination. Michael Jordan didn’t make the cut for his varsity high school basketball team. History shows us time after time, it isn’t our critics who stop us.

The only thing that stands between what I want and who I can become is my own inner critic. It is the illuminating words of Edison that remind me to just be.

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.   – Thomas Edison

I am writing a blog because I feel compelled to share thoughts the same way I feel compelled to move when I am listening to Black Eyed Peas. There’s just an excitement that can’t be denied.  And …

Imma be, Imma be, Imma, Imma be bloggin

… why should it?

Livin’ life, feelin’ free, that’s how it’s supposed to be
Come join my festivities, celebrate like Imma be – Black Eyed Peas

(how ironic that the inventor of the light bulb was considered unenlightened)
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