The Voice

When most people hear the words “The Voice”, what comes to mind is the popular tv show that highlights people with incredible vocal abilities.  When I mention “The Voice,” I think of the one that we all can relate to. While I wish my inner voice could always sound like the confidence and power of Whitney Houston or SZA or Adele, I sometimes hear the sound of the sad trumpet play when the saints go marching in. And it’s this voice that I’m trying to drown out. I can’t keep a muzzle on it forever, but I can keep it trapped away or on its heels as I focus on my next Meet The Curator design or the next idea for a saying or the next venue for expressing my ideas. Because that voice that wants to keep me from doing my thing is not my friend. It’s the enemy. And just like any enemy, you’ve got to keep it at bay.

The voice that says the easy road is the one most traveled.
The voice that says one more rep will be too much.
The voice that says the person you want to reach out to doesn’t want to hear from you.

This voice is not angelic; it’s a fraud and it knows it. The crazy thing is, if you don’t recognize it, then it wins. It’s designed to keep you from curating the life you want.

We all fall prey to it, but we don’t have to stay there. Fight through the resistance. It’ll be worth it.

Similar to on the contestants on the voice, we all may need some coaches and mentors along the way.  Judges may criticize or praise us.  At the end of the day, we will all battle with that inner critical voice and the inner constructive voice. You can choose which voice is A voice and which voice is THE voice. The voice that you are going to follow. The voice that becomes my voice.

Full disclosure- I could be wrong. You have every right to be like shut up, Kevin. What do you know? And the answer is not much. All I know is I silenced that inner voice that was doubting me and I hit publish on this blog post. EVERYTIME I do that, I get closer to finding my voice.

I hope you find yours.


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