OK. This is actually more of a “small mind” perspective but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel this way at least part of the time.
It really does feel good to be proven right.
This type of thinking wears off if you’re evolving correctly
When I began all this, I wanted to “arrive”.
I wanted to show certain people that I’d always known what I was talking about.
Now? I couldn’t care less about what those people think.
(Except my mom. I want to see her face when I tell her I made it. See her pride. C’mon.)
I still want to know I’m on the right track but from the perspective of knowing I am doing my best for those who come my way.
To honor the spirit of my cause. To be proven right by people improving their lives after using what I offer.
To know I am using the best parts of myself for the right reasons.
But still…I look forward to my tawdry moment of redemption and I WILL do a happy dance when it happens.
So why do you wish to be proven right?
This is a critical question. The answer will bear the load of what comes next.
If you choose to share your message or vision just to prove your worth in others’ eyes, then you’re basing your strength on something outside of yourself, and you’re doomed to fail.
Bill Harris taught me this and I highly suggest you go see what he has to say.
You want to be working from inner strength.
This perspective also increases your power because it involves a much larger view.
By accepting the responsibility of reaching out to the world for the right reasons, you will find the world more receptive to what you have to say and more willing to take action with you.
- People will perceive your true intent
- They will know you’re operating in their best interests
- They’ll want to choose you over a competitor
- They’ll more closely consider your message when compared to an opposing camp’s view to see who is really telling them the truth.
This becomes important when we’re discussing an ideology or philosophy, if that’s what you’re selling
I work with many people who are incredibly passionate about the info they have to share.
Some are looking for profit through the sharing of their hearts.
Some have no desire to earn money from their work. They just want the world to have a head’s up in respect to whatever they feel so strongly about.
Regardless of drive or motive, it needs to be delivered from a place of knowing you are doing the right thing.
The vindication, the feeling good from being right, is self-contained.
You want to know your visitors and clients can unreservedly trust you
When they eventually take action in the direction you suggest and benefit from it, the vindication will be just you feeling good for sticking to your guns, against all odds.
And to be honest, there may be some folks who finally must agree you were on the right track all along.
And you’ll enjoy having them discover that.
I mean, c’mon! It is what it is.
Just don’t let that be your sole reason for doing what you do. It may negatively skew the results.
You’re gonna find that once you’ve won, once you’ve been proven right, you’re no longer going to care about whoever is currently deriding you.
You just won’t. You’ll be too busy working and enjoying yourself to care.
And it will be a relief for you when you arrive at this point in your journey. Trust me.
The photographer of this post’s featured photo: Luca Campioni