Here’s a great quote from the book, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
“When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”
Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of sharing this thought with a dear friend/client of mine who has been a living, breathing, example of the BTL purpose. He has been awakening, challenging himself, and together transforming himself and others (including me). He and I, among others, are living out our tagline – Together we Improve. Yesterday he was explaining to me a few more of his completely crazy thoughts about his work and life. We laughed and cried as we realized how distinct and deeply connected we’ve become over the years of hard opus. His journey, just like yours and mine, is not up and to the right. It’s always hard work, friend, becoming who you are. It’s always hard work, friend, figuring out whose you are. It’s always hard work, belonging with your bride, brothers, sisters, husband, and any other community you choose.
Focus on what you can control, friend. Focus on becoming the original you already are. Focus on the few, my friends. Do not become discouraged when seldom are you believed. Love, anyway. Good…