How many times in your life have you shared a dream or an idea with someone and they have shut you down? Really think about it. Was it a family member or a coworker? How did that make you feel? What did you do? Did you throw that dream out or did you pursue it still? There are people out there that hate to see people succeed in life. They are jealous of talent, and ridicule people who go for their dreams. When this negativity is coming from your family it can be extremely detrimental to your personal growth. You can shrug off a coworkers opinions. They do not know the real you. They did not see where you came from or who you had to become to grow from your past experiences. But when it comes from family it almost always stops you in your tracks.
The only advise I can give to someone who had their dream stomped on by people who never got ahead in life is to prove them wrong. You are literally the only person that can make your dreams come true. Someone who has never pushed for better is always looking to be around people who have the same lack of ambition. They do not want to see others success because it reminds them that they could have had better in life. They just didn’t put in the work. You put in the work! You make your dreams a reality. In today’s world, where information is at the tips of your fingers, you do not have an excuse. Work towards your dreams, or stay unmotivated. It’s no one else’s fault but yourself. Read the quote below anytime you need to remember who is in control of your ambitions.
My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
By: Elaine Maxwell
My mother gave this quote to me in a frame for my high school graduation present. Though the dreams and goals I had at that time were different I still worked towards them until my dreams changed. Remember as you develop and learn more your dreams should change. Do not hold onto something that you have out grown. Take one step closer to your goal each and every day. This goes back to what I said before in the ‘5 simple things to do to make your day better‘ post. Do one thing a day towards your goal. Do not let anyone tell you that its not possible. People have done more with less! Its all about your attitude!
I am pursuing a goal that I have been developing for the past year with my husband. We both realized that we want more out of life and started to work towards them. Now we are looking at an amazing opportunity that we might have passed up if this was the same time last year. Once you have decided to improve your life the universe will move things to make it happen. So go after your dreams with everything you have. You have one life in this world, make it what you want it to be!!