Don’t be distracted by the noise. Don’t allow people to talk you out of your success goals.
You have a dream that chose you, and it is entirely up to you to use the power of your dream to change the world.
It is the skeptics’ job to dissuade you from committing to that passion you cannot shake. The pessimists exist solely to sow seeds of doubt in your mind—to make you doubt yourself and your ability. It is the dream-sabotager’s job to obstruct the path leading to your dream’s materialization. Of course, there are the haters. Let them hate.
Steve Martin once said, “Be so good that they (the haters) can’t ignore you.” Steve Maraboli insisted that “Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.” Joanne Madeline Moore maintained, “Don’t let others hijack your dreams. Be the captain of your own ship and master of your own destiny.”
Thomas A. Edison dreamed of lighting up the world, and he did. The Wright Brothers dreamed of flying, and they did. Alexander Graham Bell attempted to invent a machine that would transmit sound by electricity, and today we have the phone. George Washington Carver worked at developing industrial applications from agricultural crops, and his numerous inventions led to improvements in adhesives, buttermilk, chili sauce, instant coffee, mayonnaise, meat tenderizer, paper, plastic, shaving cream, talcum powder, and wood stain.
So what if you were told you don’t have the chops to make a living as a writer. Create your own publishing house. So what you’re not athletic enough to become a professional athlete. Buy your own team. Perhaps you have been told that you’re not cut out to be an executive chef. Well, in that case, start your own restaurant. Buy a franchise for that matter.
Whatever you do, don’t let your ridiculously impossible dream slip away. Your dream is your destiny. Live it. Breathe it. Become it!
Since you’re here…
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