I spent the last six weeks entrenched with a dynamic group of young people. As always, I end up learning more from them than I could ever teach them. There is something magical about youth and being child-like. Over the course of our time together we bonded as a family. We fought with each other […]
Being misunderstood in life is one of the greatest tragedies to experience. I often found myself in life explaining myself over and over again. It hurt me deeply to be perceived a certain way. However, one of the greatest joys in life is when you can arrive to a place where you don’t have to give an explanation for who you are.
I learned to accept myself and the fact that I probably would continue to be misunderstood by others. I found peace in that because I realized how dynamic of an individual I was. Moreover, I understood that my intentions have always been from a pure place. Once I was accused by a former friend of being a user and trying to make a pass at another man’s wife. Needless to say I was crushed and almost lost my mind. I could never do such a thing. Anyhow, I had a neighbor who had heard all these things about me . I found myself explaining myself AGAIN. This time, a voice said “Pervis just be consistently you.”
So in that moment I made a choice to be myself fully. Over time the neighbor came to me and said ” Pervis you know what? Every time I see you, you always say Hi and ask me how I’m doing. You always encourage me to be better. I came to the conclusion this is who you really are. Not the lies that folks have spoken about you.” When you come to a place of surrender in trying to defend yourself, God steps in as your defense.
Remember we have the ability to not only change our world, but the world as a whole….BE GREAT!!
Until Next Time,
Pervis Taylor, III is an Author, Life Coach, Speaker and Contributor. His books Pervis Principles Volume 1 and 2 are available exclusively on his website: www.pervistaylor.com/author. He is the creator of the inspiration/life coaching mobile app, I-Inspire, available for IPhones, Ipad and Ipod Touch via: www.pervistaylor.com/i-inspire/. He resides in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @pervistaylor or Facebook www.facebook.com/pervistaylor3.