What’s Really Holding Us Back

Denise Keller, host of Travel and Living Channel’s ‘Passage to China’ and ‘Passage to Malaysia’ (Photo: TLC)

It’s not what you are that is holding you back.
It’s what you think you are not.

~ Denise Keller 
Discovery Asia Channel Host, Eco-Advocate, Yoga Instructor
Winner of the ‘Best Entertainment Presenter’ at the 2011 Asia Television Awards.
~

Musings and Impressions
If you ever followed Denise Keller on her Instagram, you’d find photo after photo of herself either in the fitness studio, some exotic place or a familiar locale, on stage hosting an event, or against some sleek, stark backdrop striking a pose with elegance and élan. From time to time, it’s neither of these, just a candid, madcap portrayal of herself, doing a duck face, for instance, or revealing all her teeth and trauma at an orthodontist’s chair.

But all these photos are mere photos. There’s more to the gloss and the person her photos capture. What I love are her words. Sometimes, they warm the heart; sometimes, they nudge you; sometimes, they shake you up a little, like this one from her post on November 14. I couldn’t help feeling that she had written it for me. But then again, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. 

Imagine, followers by the thousands, when all I have are 19 likes on average! The numbers speak of something deeper: the hard work, the dailyness of keeping at it, of never giving up, of tearing herself out of bed even when there are days when she just doesn’t feel like it. 

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