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 youโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ”


“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 youโ€™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,