We follow a lot of things in life.
We follow the Leader, because well they are the leader.
We follow directions, because well they are directions.
We follow fear to the tune of hiding under our covers.
We follow those that have gone before even when their paths have led to damnation.
We follow a sound into the darkness to see who is there.
We follow Love when it’s bouncing in our face.
and We follow our heart, right?
We follow so many things, yet in some, we fall short. To follow the inspiration of the whisper in your mind.
The voice that says, that looks fun. I wanna try that.
Or the one that says “I can do that, that looks easy.”
Do we follow the voice of the whispering one?
Maybe the one that put us here.
I know that the voice that I follow now used to be a whisper.
It used to say, “Matt, don’t drink today, it’s going to get better.”
I used to drink the voice away, I used to not listen to a word it would say.
I am done with that now, I listen to the voice inside the one that asks me to help a friend.
The voice that says to start writing, and publish “The 10.”
The voice that said, just get started put one foot in front of the other and shut off your brain.
I spent so much time in utter fear and turmoil not listening to the voice of inspiration. So much time wasted on how terrified and scary life was.
I realize now that everything I ever needed in my life was already available to me. It had been whispering to me all these years.
Telling me to get up, write that book. Tell that joke, make that sale. Take on that project. Learn that thing. Love that person. Put down the bottle and pick up life.
It was always available to me just like it is available to you.
The difference, I am sure of it now, between successful people and miserable people is that successful people follow that little voice and follow through on what it is telling them to do.
They do not focus on the screaming fear but the whispering of victory. The one that says you can run a little bit farther. You can love a little bit deeper. You can learn a little bit better, and you can live a little bit fuller.
So, I ask you. When you are alone and the outside noises stop and you hear that whisper to sing that song, tell that joke, to write that book or make that movie.
Listen to that voice and take one step in the direction of accomplishing that dream. Because it will always only be a dream until you decide to make it a reality.
The power is yours, it always has been and always will be.
Decide and act.
You deserve the life that is whispering to you.