I've heard "no" in a lot of different ways in my life. I've heard "you're too big to be a dancer", "you're too shy to be a trainer", "you're too skinny to be healthy", "you're too boring", "you're too intense", "you're too quiet", "you're too calm", the list goes on. Not to mention the "no's" I've told myself. What I've learned? Every single person I meet in my life will have a specific perspective of what they believe to be true and acceptable. It does not mean I have to believe the same!
The truth is, I can't be 'too much' or 'too little' of anything. I can only be me. If someone thinks I am 'too much' or 'too little' then I am only 'too much' or 'too little' for them! It doesn't make it less painful to hear. However, it does mean I can choose to surround myself with the people who believe that I am exactly enough, not 'too little' or 'too much'. Even when all the odds are against me, who says I can't be the one to prove them wrong?
So please, go take all of the qualities that make you you and prove that you can be the first person of your type to succeed in whatever way they believe you can't. Don't forget to prove yourself wrong too!
"When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them." -Karen E. Quinones Miller