A few years ago, I was at a self development event and I wrote these words in my notebook:
Piss off more people!
I still laugh about it, but the gist of it was to stop making myself small for fear of attracting negative attention.
I think a lot of us are afraid of that. But I know that not growing out of fear can be a suffocating feeling too. It occurred to me that this year - I really did it!
I've pissed off a lot of people by sharing lip balm making videos of all things.
But what's most amazing to me is that for every negative comment, there are countless others that find joy in my videos. I never imagined that listening to me talk, or watching me make lip balm, would be so pleasant, soothing and entertaining to others. And it amazes me how things I think were not remarkable about me are appreciated by so many.
So if you're like me, the bad news is you're right, you'll probably piss people off even without trying. But those people they're the minority and you never know what joy the little things you do might bring to someone else!