Have you ever had a wonderful idea, exciting news, or new companion that you were super stoked about and as a result you decided to share your enthusiasm with someone, and they killed your vibe on the spot? Yup, that has happened to me too - a number of times, and then I finally decided to apply some advice my grandmother gave me several years ago....shut up.
My grandmother once told me that you can't tell everyone what you're doing. Boy was she so right. You see....everyone has an opinion. Everyone will tell you what they would do if they were you, but the key factor is - THEY ARE NOT YOU! I've learned over the years that it's okay to talk to a chosen few but not everyone because some people only want you to live a certain way that makes THEM feel comfortable. They don't want you to do too much, go too far, or be too great because it makes them feel bad about their circumstances. Everyone doesn't need to know your every move or your next move because not everyone has your best interest at heart, not everyone is satisfied with themselves so they project their negative vibes on you (misery loves company) and, most importantly, not everyone understands YOUR destiny/journey.
I once heard Bishop TD Jakes say that we need to stop receiving counsel (from people) that doesn't line up with our purpose. You could have a brilliant idea or new interest, but you let your idea die or interest fall by the wayside because of how someone reacted when you told them about it. And now that person who reacted negatively to your idea is living his or her life while you are stuck not pursing your goals or living your life. Just SHUT UP! Bring to fruition whatever feels good in your soul and then share it with the world. Just remember to guard some of your passions and goals before you birth them because not everyone needs to put their energy on your dreams, and not everyone can see your vision like you can see it.
Get your purpose, keep it to yourself, and carry it out.
- Samjah Iman