This is the year I want to do something different … I want to live out loud. I love the quote by the 19th century French novelist, critic, and activist Emile Zola:
I am here to live out loud.
For many of us, it’s easier to nurture and cheer others on … more difficult to shine ourselves. Even though I was never an athete, I’m happy I raised competitive athletes. My children learned to live out loud, to be self-confident … along with developing many other positive character traits that sports can offer.
But now that my children are grown, it’s time for me to learn to live out loud … to write the books I need to write and say the things I need to say. It’s time for me to make a difference outside my comfort zone.
Yesterday, Michelle at Intentional Me reminded me of another quote that’s perfect for me in my goal to live out loud. That quote by Marianne Williamson in her book Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles is in the following image and YouTube video.
Are you living out loud? Or do you need to learn to shine, too? I’ll be happy to cheer you on!
Linked with Thought-Provoking Thursday.
Photo Credit: Image by Lucy Wiggins at Flickr Creative Commons