Be Share Ware

August 8, 2009

Sharing is overrated. I mean it. When you share an idea, a plan, a desire – expectation goes into over-drive. People quickly develop their own expectations of whatever the goal/idea is that you have shared. They support you 101% but have so much input even though the investment itself may have nothing to do with them at all.

Berating is often misconstrued as motivation – not the same thing. And when it is a creative endeavor – trust me, it takes time…time that your supporters cannot afford. We are a results based society – “show me the money.” I’d love to show you the money – when I get a chance between making the money ( job) and spending the money (groceries and errands). I appreciate the sincerity behind the support but sometimes feel as though I might break under the pressure of it. If I don’t do all the things that are regularly expected of me – I cannot find the time to fulfill the dreams that are expected of me – a case of Catch 22 if I ever saw one.

My big thing is that I have to remember to shut my mouth – shut my mouth and keep more to myself  and share it only when half of the results of my dreams/goals can be seen and appreciated…and approved. It’s a favor to myself to help keep these expectations at bay because it’s hard enough to face yourself, before you have to face the jury of your keenest supporters.

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One Response to “Be Share Ware”

  1. sarahnb Says:

    My motto- keep your good intentions to yourself. Only you will know if you haven’t followed through and then it was a good idea, not a plan and easier to let go of it when life takes over.


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