My daughter wanted to watch, “Raise Your Voice (2004)” tonight so we put it in. Now I’m sure I’ve seen this movie a dozen times before but I never really paid attention to the rock band that Terri and her brother Paul go to see. But as I’m working away and listening to the movie in the background I hear it…
“You said we’d never get this far…
You said your words, we’ve played our parts.
Said your two cents now it’s my turn.
So, sit down, shut up
Are you ready?” *
The opening verse from the song, “Are You Ready” by Three Days Grace. *chuckles* Those external naysayers are hanging out in this song.
It’s interesting how I keep noticing little ways these lessons keep coming up in normal day-to-day moments. I see the world differently. I’m not actively seeking out connections but they click in my mind when they happen and I think, “Oh, look, there is another one.”
Instances where people talk about pushing forward despite the negativity around them are in all sorts of places.
And, when you think about it, the whole movie is like that. Terri’s father is afraid she’ll get hurt or disappointed if she goes to L.A. and Terri goes anyway. She defies his wishes because it was important for her to make that dream happen. And wonderful things happen to her because she took that chance.
The other thing I noticed again is that Terri has the support of her brother, mother, and aunt. For every naysayer there are a team of loving, supportive people helping pull us through and reminding us that we deserve to be great.
And, if you don’t have external support to balance external naysayers it’s more important than ever to build internal support.
“Now, it’s my turn, so sit down, shut up, are you ready?” ;-)