What They Think

Sometimes thoughts and feelings are strong and deep and they are hard to put into words. I will do my best.

Michigan State University–30 years ago, I taught aerobics classes to the undergraduates and to the MSU hockey team. It was a memorable time of my life because I was putting myself out there!

I was a graduate student at Michigan State University working toward my Masters Degree. I got paid to teach what I know and love–health and fitness. It was a win win.

When you stand in front of 40 to 60 College students, however, you’d better believe you will be judged. I figured it would be a good idea to NOT be ruled by their judgement of me so it was my practice to let them know.

Always on the first or second day of class I explained to them that I was going to have fun. I was going to be me and express my knowledge and my enthusiasm for being healthy.

I told them, “I don’t care what you think of me since I am the one living my life, not you!” Too many people allow others’ thoughts of them stop them in their personal pursuits.

Anyway, the thoughts sifted into my mind tonight as I was finishing my chores.

I realize, I have lost the strength of that quality.

I need to recommit and regain the ability to NOT CARE WHAT THE WORLD THINKS OF ME!

The world is far different now, we didn’t have the Internet back then. Now, there is a whole new game in town and it’s a worldwide game! Putting ourselves out there is a far greater stress.

I’m not sure why we think we have to look and be a certain way according to society’s standard. We are free and we get to BE. Regardless of what anybody thinks of you or me, we are the ones living our lives.

I am standing on the precipice of creating a few different online businesses and with that comes putting myself out there. We all need to reinforce ourselves with who we are. Be true to who you are. Do not let all the judgements, that are most definitely swirling around out there, stop you!

Tara at the Tippy Top of Point Dume’ in Malibu

1 thought on “What They Think”

  1. One of the many blessings on the path to “enlightenment”, ( i don’t know a better word, maybe liberation) is the lessening of the ego’s power over us and it’s, mostly, hysterical reactions to any thing it perceives as danger

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