About 3 years ago, a set of verses, a poem...a declaration channeled through me.
It was a point of inflection. I remember being terrified to hit publish even though, honestly, there weren't a whole lot of people reading my blog back then. Still, it made me nervous to own the fact that I was very much "in the process" in such a public way. I knew people would want to know what made me write it. Truth is, the emotions behind it have been there my entire life. I still don't really understand why they came pouring out on that day. It was just time.
But I also always wanted to revisit the words, to bring them to life in a more multi-sensory way. It's taken some time, but I've created this video for you. If you connect with it, I'd love if you'd share it around.
To all those who want desperately for me to succeed.
To all those who want me never to experience the pain of failure.
To all those who watch and wonder if I really know what I’m doing.
To all those who stand in judgment, waiting for the other shoe to drop.
To all those who look to me for proof of what’s possible.
To all those who only want the very best for me.
To all those who love me, unconditionally.
I share these words…
Have a little faith.
Have a little faith that I’ll make mistakes, but be able to recover.
Have a little faith that, more often than not, I DO know what’s best for me.
Have a little faith that I have within me the will to rise against adversity.
Have a little faith that I’ll know when to soldier on and when to walk away.
Have a little faith that I will not put myself at unjustifiable risk.
Have a little faith that my heart is in the right place.
Have a little faith that the mainstream path isn’t always the right path.
Have a little faith that I will succeed beyond my wildest imagination, even where those before me have failed.
Have a little faith…and a lot of love.
Now…PASS IT ON!
Jonathan Fields is an attorney turned serial-entrepreneur, business strategist, speaker and author. He writes about the creativity, innovation, embracing uncertainty, leadership, entrepreneurship, mindfulness and lifestyles at JonathanFields.com. Jonathan's latest book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance, is due out in September 2011 from Penguin/Portfolio. When not deep into the process of creation, you can usually find him dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter.
Jonathan Fields is an attorney turned lifestyle-entrepreneur, speaker, and author of Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance.