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Why you need to follow your dreams – even if this means to walk on a path less-travelled.

Besides the fact that people take a lot less notice of you than you’d ever think, here are five very good reasons why you should follow your dreams even when (and especially when) others do not approve.
It’s your life, beautiful.
Will the people who disapprove of your choices pay your bills? Will they be your therapist when you suffer from discontent and regret? Will they be there to hold you when you break down one day, walking home (in the rain) from your unfulfilling job in five, 10, 25 years?
What do you think ?
Don’t let them influence your choices that will impact your future. No two people are the same – we are unique in our competition, value set, DNA and the desires we have and the dreams we are dreaming of. No one can see into your heart – only you. Only you know what matters to you, and the same goes for everybody else.
Naysayers are projectors.
People who are unsupportive are often in delusion or denial about their own decisions. OR they are making a decision based on their story, their past. People will either support you, be indifferent to you, or disagree with you. Only the supportive people count. Surround yourself by people that aspire you to be the better YOU. People that inspire you – the multiplier-effect works wonders ! So get around those people.
Something magical is brewing when resistance is strongest.
In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield says, “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” It is your inner sense wanting to protect you from getting hurt by the Unknown. The Unknown, something that hasn’t been experienced before and therefore not sure how to respond to it. Instead of getting over-powered by the fear, I invite you to listen to it, hold on to it and calm it down. Don’t let it hold you back and at the same time appreciate where it comes from and what it is wanting to do : Mainly to protect you from the Unknown.
Statistics don’t mean anything.
Ever heard of the term “skillionaire?” The word describes people who support the truth that success has no prerequisites. And there is a boatload of living, breathing proof that you don’t need an Ivy League education to succeed in anything or even an education in the space that you are interested in and want to embark on an adventure on. You don’t need connected parents to propel you forward. You don’t need any of the things people tell you that you need to achieve your dreams. Yes, ok, it might be a bit easier; however it is not a pre-requisite to become happy and follow your dreams.

” It means if someone is trying to put you down, it’s a disguised compliment. Why else would they bother? Critics, haters, and cynics prove you are growing.”

Examples of successful people are: Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Pete Cashmore, Kelly Ripa, Michael Dell, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all lack college degrees. Did that hold them back ? No! Don’t let limiting beliefs or self-doubts get in the way of your dreams.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, writer, entertainer, motivational speaker—whatever it is that excites and makes you feel all warm inside—and you keep hearing how you’ll never make a living, remind yourself of the above success stories. Carve out your niche and go for it.
“No one kicks a dead dog.”
Dale Carnegie famously said this in the 1930s. It means if someone is trying to put you down, it’s a disguised compliment. Why else would they bother? Critics, haters, and cynics prove you are growing. Name any public figure you love and admire, and I bet you my life savings I can find infinite, poisonous put-downs online they’ve been too busy to read. Smart move—do the same.
No one, besides you, gets the final say in your life. And no one can choose courage for you either. Following your passion already involves a lot of hard work, so don’t invite more of it into your life under the guise of “concerned,” “realistic,” “are-you-nuts?!” types of people.
Trust in your abilities and build a supportive network around you that keeps holding you accountability and inspires you along the way.
Now go follow your dreams !! 🙂
Something magical is brewing when resistance is strongest.
In The War of Art, Steven Pressfield says, “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” It is your inner sense wanting to protect you from getting hurt by the Unknown. The Unknown, something that hasn’t been experienced before and therefore not sure how to respond to it. Instead of getting over-powered by the fear, I invite you to listen to it, hold on to it and calm it down. Don’t let it hold you back and at the same time appreciate where it comes from and what it is wanting to do : Mainly to protect you from the Unknown.
Statistics don’t mean anything.
Ever heard of the term “skillionaire?” The word describes people who support the truth that success has no prerequisites. And there is a boatload of living, breathing proof that you don’t need an Ivy League education to succeed in anything or even an education in the space that you are interested in and want to embark on an adventure on. You don’t need connected parents to propel you forward. You don’t need any of the things people tell you that you need to achieve your dreams. Yes, ok, it might be a bit easier; however it is not a pre-requisite to become happy and follow your dreams.
Examples of successful people are: Richard Branson, Rachael Ray, Pete Cashmore, Kelly Ripa, Michael Dell, Louise Hay, Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg all lack college degrees. Did that hold them back ? No! Don’t let limiting beliefs or self-doubts get in the way of your dreams.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, writer, entertainer, motivational speaker—whatever it is that excites and makes you feel all warm inside—and you keep hearing how you’ll never make a living, remind yourself of the above success stories. Carve out your niche and go for it.
“No one kicks a dead dog.”
Dale Carnegie famously said this in the 1930s. It means if someone is trying to put you down, it’s a disguised compliment. Why else would they bother? Critics, haters, and cynics prove you are growing. Name any public figure you love and admire, and I bet you my life savings I can find infinite, poisonous put-downs online they’ve been too busy to read. Smart move—do the same.
No one, besides you, gets the final say in your life. And no one can choose courage for you either. Following your passion already involves a lot of hard work, so don’t invite more of it into your life under the guise of “concerned,” “realistic,” “are-you-nuts?!” types of people.
Trust in your abilities and build a supportive network around you that keeps holding you accountability and inspires you along the way.
Life is short. Our days are numbered, so why spend them doing something we don’t love? It’s time to make a decision to go for it.
Now go follow your dreams !! 🙂
Much love
Sarah

2017-07-30T12:31:48+00:00September 9th, 2015|Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Why you need to follow your dreams – even if this means to walk on a path less-travelled.