It Sucks to Suck and, Apparently, I Suck.

I'd like to show you a couple of images.


Below are the statistics for my #ShutUpSaturday email messages.


Below are the statistics for my website.

If you'd like a simple explanation - those stats suck. They're not great. I'm aware of this.


Is it easy to believe in my messages and purpose when it feels like no one is listening? No, it really isn't. It's hard to be passionate about and dedicated to caring about mental health conversations when it feels like no one else is there.


I KNOW you guys are there. I know that I'm lucky to have even one visit on my website. I know that this isn't about me.


But what do we do when we have that sucky phase in our work? I feel that it's inevitable, so how to we move past it?


I think about the people that I've met through creating this blog. I think about the stories that have been shared so far and the lessons I've learned from those individuals.


That impact can never be measured by a statistic.


That impact can never be measured by the number on a weight scale, the number on my followers, the number I've placed on some kind of score or the number of words spelt wrong in a blog post.


And I think about how, if I'm feeling this way, I'm definitely not the only one. I have no idea who I've reached and neither do you when you express yourself. This life is genuinely too short to not do what you're passionate about.


I've said this before, but hear me now: this world is entirely what we make of it.


We let limitations that society has drilled into our brains stop us or allow us to hesitate when doing the things that we love, making the change we want to see and even loving the people that we want to love.


Do you know how insane that is?


And yet, it feels SO demanding, SO consuming and completely paralyzing sometimes. Even as I write these words I'm trying so hard to believe them myself.


But at the end of the day, it is critical that I keep showing up. Maybe not always at 100%, but I have no idea who I'm impacting when I share my experiences and lessons.


At the end of the day, it is critical that YOU keep showing up too. Maybe not always at 100%, but you have no idea who you're impacting when you speak up.


The universe works in incredible ways and we don't even see the half of it.


Keep trusting your purpose and vision. Take a break but never stop dreaming it up. The world needs more of the good that you bring to the table.


Your impact can't be measured by a number.



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