I announced to the world today that my book was out and ready to be purchased, which got me thinking about about the five little gold stars that sit just beneath the book. Five little unfilled gold stars that I want so badly to all be filled. I think that bad reviews are probably inevitable at some point or another, not just in creative ventures but life. Well, actually our life is one big creative venture.
People can’t walk up to you and place a few stars on your forehead like they can do online but positive and negative words that are told to you throughout life are in a way a review. Sometimes we hold on to those words that people say about us like gold stars, either scarring us or wearing proudly.
I started preparing myself to have a positive attitude and keep looking ahead no matter what those little gold stars said. Which got me thinking about how we are so much more than a bad review or even a good review. We shouldn’t be defined by the bad reviews and I think that means that we also can’t be defined by the good reviews. It’s a hard one to grasp because I think in a way we have been trained our whole lives to let what others say or think about us matter to us. We find our worth after someone else does. But the truth is that you should never be defined by what someone else thinks of you or doesn’t think of you.
We should wake up every morning giving ourselves the highest review. No matter the compliments that are given to us we should already know that we are remarkable and worth something special. No matter the bad reviews that are said of us we should know that we are not defined by someone else’s opinion.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
You were born with five stars of gold because of He who created you. We are defined by the Father and the Father makes no mistakes. So no matter the review, good or bad, remember that it does nothing to tarnish the five stars you already have. Learn from it and move on or just let it go. You are talented far beyond what your wonderful and brilliant self could have imagined.
Here is to you and the five stars that you are!
I have attached links to my book below. I am nervous and excited for what is ahead but the fear of a poor review will not hold me back because I know what really defines me! 😉
I hope you all have a good Monday and hopefully have a new way to view your wonderful self. That you go out into the world without fear of what others might say and simply believe in yourself… Because you are worth believing in.
Until next time,
An excited author, XO, BusyIsy