One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you really do need to follow your heart.
Do what feels good for you and ignore the people who are putting you down for it. Don’t listen to the naysayers because they don’t understand your passions.
If you feel yourself being pulled to something, and excitement fills you when you do it, then follow that path. You’ll be surprised at how fast, when you make it, the people who put you down become your ultimate supporters.
For this episode of 5-Minute Friday I wanted to bring you back this inspirational clip from a previous episode with Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
You probably remember tWitch as being a fan favorite on So You Think You Can Dance and the DJ on The Ellen Show.
Learn the importance of following your heart and how to bypass the naysayers on Episode 603.
Lewis Howes: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Welcome, everyone, to a special episode of The School of Greatness podcast. We have Stephen Boss, a.k.a. “tWitch” on the show today. I’m super pumped I had a chance to connect with him in my Greatness Studio in Los Angeles and for those who don’t know who tWitch is, he has danced his way to the top, graduating from reality TV talent competitions to the big screen in the Step-up movies, Magic Mike XXL, the Ghostbusters and several other films.
The free-style hip-hop dancer competed in season four of, So You Think You Can Dance, where he became a fan favourite, and finished as a runner-up in the finals. He would later return as an all-star on season seven, where he’d meet his future wife, Allison Holker. He is a massive social media personality, an entrepreneur, top choreographer, dancer, the resident DJ for Ellen DeGeneres, and a father.
Stephen Boss: If you have something on your heart, that is undying and you feel like you have to create it, you have to do it, then you must do it. Period. And that seems like the most simple, it seems like the most cliché answer, right? But the power in the decision of making a choice, to be like, “I’m going to do it, and I don’t know where it’s going to take me, but it’s on my heart and I’m going to do it and I’m going to see it through to completion,” that in itself already kind of lays out the path for you: A, to just doing what you love to do; B, finding like-minded people that could help you, and if not help you, just support you in what you’re doing. You just got to do it.
And also, don’t listen to the nay-sayers. If you got it on your heart, nobody feels your heart like you do. And they don’t feel it and they’re not going to feel it, until much, much later. If they ever do. You know what I mean? Like, for instance, what we talked about earlier. The people who were at my high school, the nay-sayers, they feel what I was talking about now, but it took me being, like, “Oh, okay, cool. You just don’t see it yet.”
Lewis Howes: Yeah, and now they’re, like, your biggest fans. “Oh, I went to school with that guy! Oh snap!”
Stephen Boss: Yeah, “Oh, I went to school with that guy! Yeah, I was cool with that guy!” “Yeah, I remember when you danced back in the day, Bro,” you know?
Lewis Howes: “That’s good stuff, Bro!”
Stephen Boss: Just trusting yourself, and I think that’s, I want to say that’s, and I’m sure you know that it is one of the hardest concepts to grasp when you’re younger, is just to trust in yourself and know that what’s inside is going to map out. It’s very challenging. That, I think, is the hardest part of a transition sometimes, is letting go of those things before you continue to move on. It’s very hard, it’s very, very hard. But, you know, sometimes your heart is going to be your biggest fan.
Like you said, you might not have been the biggest, the fastest or whatever, but if you have heart, though, if you have heart, you got it! You’ve got it! If you can stand in the midst of people [who are] saying, “No,” and you can go, “I hear you, but I’m still going to do it,” then that’s IT! man, that’s the secret.
I am love, I have love, I deserve love. Those three things, at the end of the day, love is what makes this whole thing happen. Everything. It’s the reason you’re here right now. It’s the reason she’s here right now. Do you know what I mean? And set all this up. It’s the reason I’m here and still speaking, because it’s like, “Yeah, hour fifteen has passed but I’m sitting here talking to this guy, because we love what we’re talking about right now.” You know what I mean?
So, you are love. We’re created from that. You have love within you. You have it around you. You deserve love. Period. Those three truths for me, I know that if I could hear that in my high school self, that like, I am love, that’s what I was created from. I have it, so no matter what anybody is saying right now, I have love in me, and I know that there is some love out here somewhere so I don’t have to take all of this hate. And I deserve love, so even with all this stuff happening, I don’t even need to hear that, because I don’t deserve that, I deserve love, man, I deserve love, I deserve kindness. So, I am love, I have love, I deserve love.
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