Singing My Heart Out Even if I’m Off Key

Have you ever sat on the side of your bed feeling wholly inept and unsuitable to go for your dream, but a glimmer of wisdom tells you to go for it anyway? Me too. 

As a matter of fact, I sometimes feel so inadequate, so average, so lacking in skill and smarts and so unqualified for the task at hand. I see brilliant and talented people all around me and I think, “Why should I write, or create, or speak or give that project a whirl when a million someone elses could do it better?”

But for some reason, I press my small, trembling, hesitant, and behind-the-curtain-loving-self onto the stage and grab that blasted microphone anyway and then I sing my heart out. It’s just what I do.

I refuse to believe the lifelong and persistent voices in my head that tell me I’m not worthy or qualified or that I don’t really belong here like other people do. I showed up on this earth to be a full participant, and I am not bowing out until I have opened my heart and spilled out all of my gold, small or great as it may be.

What I know for sure is that when I am quiet inside, a still small voice that is clear, calm, and filled with unbounded love rises from the deep and reminds me of who I truly am and who every other person is too.

And while I still entertain rude and noisy guests inside my head, I know the living voice of peace is waiting by my fire’s warm hearth, to show me what I’m made of, and to bring me truly home.

Cheering to you all. Let’s do this thing!


  1. Dr. S. Brett Savage on 11/30 at

    I’ve been cheering for you for years … I’m still cheering … ha ha

  2. Brad on 03/09 at

    I love the experience, rare that it is, when we hear the quite voice telling us of our worth. It’s an amazing experience and it is so powerful it often gives us courage to move forward and continue the battle of life.

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