Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 487): Know Your Song And Sing It

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Know Your Song And Sing It

“A bird gets up every morning and sings its song. It does not wait to hear what other birds are singing, nor does it look to see if another bird is getting more notice. It knows its song innately and sings. This is nature: knowing your song.”

-Michele Oka Doner

Do what you do and don’t worry about anyone else. That is essentially what American artist Michele Ole Doner’s message is in today’s quote. Like a bird, we all have our own song, our own voice. We do not have to wait for permission to utilize it when we really want to as the only restrictions we have are the ones we put on ourselves. It doesn’t matter if it is our voice and our voice alone that we hear. We do not have to wait to “join the crowd” so to speak if it is something we strongly believe in. All a movement needs one person to act and one person alone.

For me I consider my voice to be what I write within this blog and speak within the Our Moral Compass podcast. It is through the tweets that I write on Twitter and what I speak when I am with my colleagues at work along with friends and family. I know my song, what I believe in and when it is the right time to use it. Do you?

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness and managing yourself better?

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“Relaxing Piano Music” by Kevin MacLeod (
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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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