The Difference Between Hiding and Shining

by Josh Billings on August 10, 2013

Good navigators don’t try to see what’s in front of them as their destination, they try to see how it can lead to their destination.

The same principle applies to positive thinking. You don’t need to see everything in life as good or wanted, you only need to relax your judgment enough to recognize how it can lead to good or wanted.

And if I apply that principle to self-expression: I don’t need to refine my ideas until I deem them good enough to be shared, I just need to see how sharing them might lead to something good. And that tiny little shift in perspective could just spell the difference between hiding and shining.

PS: This is an example of shining.

Helen August 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm

“I didn’t come here to hide… I came here to shine!” is a sentence from your ‘About’ page I always carry with me :D

Josh Billings August 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm

I can’t tell you how uplifting it was to read that, Helen! It really helps recast the somewhat heavy energy I sometimes associate with my About page (and my past) in a new inspiring light. Thanks for shining your light into my world!

Helen August 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

Ok, I’ve read your About page one more time trying to find that “heavy energy” and I can’t find other thing than INSPIRATION. Mean it.

Josh Billings September 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

So I finally got around to re-reading my about page, and I have to agree with you 100%. I guess my memory of it was that it was scary because I was revealing so much about myself that I would normally keep hidden. But now that I’ve gotten used to it being out there I can honestly say it’s an inspiring read!

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