The Time To Roar

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When is the optimal time to “roar”?

Before answering, let’s clarify what is meant by this figure of speech.  Although the images of Lions and Tigers featured in this blog post might suggest a crazy notion of making a long, loud, deep-throated guttural sound to scare the bejesus out of those near-by, that is NOT what is meant here.  Nor does it pertain to roaring with uncontrollable laughter, which advanced text messages would convey as “ROTFLMAOWPIMP” (*).

In the context of this post, “roaring” is announcing an important accomplishment or significant event to a targeted audience, for the mutual benefit of all involved — i.e., those delivering the message AND those receiving the message.  In the world of everyday commerce, this is typically carried out by business entities, and is referred to as “advertising”, “marketing”, “promotion”, etc.  However, this blog is intended to help individuals seeking happiness through realizing their own full potential — and for the record, corporations are NOT people.  Thus the “roaring” we are referring to is carefully constructed, but unabashed “self-promotion” which is indeed a slippery slope that requires Goldilocks-Precision (or “GP“) and The Midas Touch (or “TMT“).

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If you misguide or over-do your roaring, your audience will do eye-rolls, dismiss you as a braggerd and ignore your message — for as the saying goes: “self-praise is NO praise“.  And if you under-do it, the message will simply not be delivered.  So GP means doing “just the right amount” promotion in “just the right form” and targeted to “just the right people”, which is admittedly difficult to measure and discern.  So advanced research is required, with much trial and error, and a healthy dose of patience and persistence will be needed to see this through.

And since the roaring is being done by those who are the protagonist of the promotion and will serve to benefit, the only way the TMT is reached is by ensuring the targeted audience clearly understands how they stand to benefit — because your “roaring” is intended to create “buzz” that gets people to not only talk about it, but be willing to take action, from which THEY will benefit.  Now let’s get to . . .

The Answer

The best time to roar is when you have persevered in a noble quest, vexing problem or protracted issue and finally realized that Breakthrough Moment, which is one of those experiences that are difficult to articulate for the range of circumstances such a meaningful event may apply to — but you certainly know it when it happens.  And you are continuously reminded of it through its omnipresent after-effects that manifest in the form of renewed confidence, increased momentum that speeds through other obstacles and a clarified acute awareness of what remains to be done to reach your ultimate goals . . . and knowledge of precisely how to do it.

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The blockbuster Katy Perry hit “Roar” (see music video below) is replete with inspiring inculcations that speak volumes about the benefits of roaring and has no doubt instigated others to pursue their dreams of a better life by:

  • Speaking their mind — “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath”
  • Taking a stand — “I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
  • Rising from defeat — “You held me down, but I got up . . . brushing off the dust”
  • Having an impact — “Like thunder gonna shake the ground”
  • Awakening to reality — “I’ve had enough, I see it all, I see it now”
  • Being tenacious — “I’ve got the eye of a tiger”
  • Confronting adversity — “dancing through the fire”
  • Achieving objectives — “I earned my stripes”
  • Leading a cause — “I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar”
  • Self-actualizing — “I went from zero, to my own hero”

Roar

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

Ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar, ro-oar

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’ll hear me roar
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar…

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(*)  Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off While Peeing IMy Pants

About Spencer C. Young

Supports the Quest for Self-Actualization
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