Hello and happy Monday! This is Susan Hyatt and it’s GO time. This is episode number 128.
In this episode we’re talking about how we can all take a cue from women like Ashley Graham, who manage to tune out all the noise, all of the opinions of others, and just keep doing their own thing!
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Now, y’all know that I’m a huge fan of Ashley Graham.
Ashley is a stunning, gorgeous supermodel. You’ve probably seen her on billboards and in magazines. She’s one of the first plus-sized models to get mainstream attention. She is shaking up the modeling industry. Her mission to make sure that women of ALL sizes feel confident in their skin and love their bodies.
Obviously, I’m obsessed with her.
Because she’s such a public figure, Ashley gets a lot of comments hurled at her on a daily basis. Some positive. Some negative.
Recently, after she posted a workout video on social media, she got a slew of comments from people saying:
– “You’ll never be skinny, so stop trying.”
– “You still need to be fat to be a model.”
– “Don’t workout too hard, you’ll get skinny.”
– “Why would you want to lose what made you famous?”
And so on, and so on. You get the gist. Just about EVERYBODY and their momma had some kind of opinion about Ashley’s body and Ashley’s workout routine and Ashley’s life and what Ashley should do and not do.
But Ashley ignores all the noise. She just keeps doing her own thing. She loves the skin she’s in. She wants to feel healthy and strong. She knows what feels good for her body. She doesn’t get bogged down by everybody else’s opinions.
This is one of the things I love most about her. People are always talking, talking, talking, and Ashley tunes it out. She tunes into her heart, not the external commotion.
We can all take a cue from women like Ashley.
Because Lord knows, it is so easy to get swept away in everybody else’s fears and snarky comments and opinions.
My challenge for you this week—and every week—is to try to stay above the noise. When people start yipping and yapping at you about your body, your clothes, your career choices, your parenting style, your writing, what you ought to do, or not do, WHATEVER, I want you to hold your ground and say:
– “Actually, I feel really confident in my decision.”
– “Thanks for sharing. However, I feel great about my plan.”
– “No thank you. I know what works for me and I’m sticking to it.”
– “That’s an interesting suggestion, but no thanks. I’m all set.”
– Say nothing at all. Don’t even engage in the conversation. Stay out of it.
Tune out the external noise. Tune into your heart.
This is one of the hardest things to do, and it requires daily practice, but you can do it. And we HAVE to do it.
I mean, can you imagine if Ashley Graham tried to listen to every single comment that’s hurled at her each day? Hundreds, thousands of comments, all different, all saying conflicting things? Her head would explode! She knows that the only way to be happy and healthy is to remain true to herself—and ignore 99% of the yipping and yapping that’s coming at her.
Same for me. Same for you.
Tune out the noise.
Tune into your heart. Tune into your instincts. Tune into what you know is true… for you.
It’s GO time.