Meditation / Motivational

My First “Hater”

The size of your impact in the world is in direct proportion to the size of the fear you push through while you’re here.


Think about the last time you were nervous…

are you feeling butterflies?

suddenly very cold?

do you break out into a sweat? 

That’s what I felt like in January, when I submitted a meditation to insight timer, an app I’ve been using to meditate. 

The contributors on there are all very talented and professional, and I felt like maybe what I had created wasn’t good enough. 

I also knew that I would never know unless I tried. 

So on January 29th I submitted a hymn-based singing meditation.

And then I waited. 

and waited.

and waited.

Finally, on February 13th, I got this email:



WOO HOO!!

What an amazing feeling to have made a positive impact on people’s lives with a meditation that (until I submitted it) had been heard a grand total of 6 times as a youtube video. 

In under 24 hours it had reached 100 times more people. 

Since then, it’s been played over 1,000 times and received dozens of comments and reviews like these: 


“Excellent! Went perfect w/my Devotional reading this morning. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ”


“Great voice and a wonderful message to begin the day with”


“Thank you for this beautiful mantra, I found myself returning to it several times already today. 


It’s a lesson I keep learning over and over again: 

The size of your impact in the world is in direct proportion to the size of the fear you push through while you’re here.


Now, in all honesty, not all the comments and reviews of the meditation were glowing and positive. 

And the first time I saw a one star review I was a little taken aback. 

“Who does this person think they are?” I wondered initially…

But then I realized….this means I’ve finally reached enough people that I’ve got my first hater! 

And I’d rather have a few haters and impact hundreds (or thousands) than play small and please everyone. 

So the next time I’m feeling butterflies I will remember this moment, and know that making a big impact comes at a price…but the reward far outweighs the cost! 

I love creating meditations for modern life with music from a simpler time, and this collection of original music and musings based on the classic hymn “I Need Thee Every Hour” is a great resource for starting the day focused on God.

God IS blessing you,