“You can’t stop being legendary.” that’s what I heard walking past my TV. “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” was on and Jimmy was telling his guest, Jennifer Lopez, aka Jlo after watching a clip from her halftime performance at the Superbowl.
If your internet is anything like mine you’ve probably heard a lot of negative opinions about Jennifer this week. If your internet is anything like mine you’ve heard people who thought the Superbowl halftime show was absolutely amazing.
Depending on what news network you turn on you will hear that President Donald J Trump has had the best week of his Presidency and that his approval rates are hight than ever. On the other hand, if we have the same internet I’m sure you’ve heard that he’s a vile human being and that Mitt Romney should get a Nobel Peace Prize. HOW DARE YOU, that belongs to Greta Thunberg.
My point is that it’s ok to do polarizing work. It’s ok to keep giving your haters more to hate. It’s a good thing to have people telling you, “You can’t stop being legendary.” However, don’t let anyone’s opinion from doing the work that you called to do. If you’re going to live a life that matters you’re gonna make a large group of people unhappy. The people that live legendary lives don’t create lasting legacies by getting distracted by anyone else’s opinion.
So get to work making someone mad. You’re too busy living life fully alive to worry about who’s getting WOKE along the way. Don’t stop being Legendary!