Have you ever had a dream or an idea that you belived in but when you shared it with other people you were adviced ‘O dear forget about it, achieving that is almost impossible’ or ‘Dont waste your time, go do something else’ or ‘Oh you are too young leave that to more matured people’.
You are responsible for your success, friends and family may not share the same enthusiasm you have about your idea, however thats not an excuse to give up.Most times we seek validation from other people to get things done, this type of thinking is not healthy as it will slow you down. People around you wont respect you untill your success is independent of them. Dont get me wrong, it is important to collaborate with other people, however dont seek validation before you set out to get things done. Its important you have healthy self esteem and belive in your abilities.
In pursuit of your dreams understand that nobody gives you anything on a platter of gold, dont have an ‘ENTITLEMENT’ mindset, stay grounded. Others have done it before so theres no stopping you! You see someone once said if you want to build a house, speak to those who have built 3 houses, meaning look for someone who has done twice what you are trying to achieve. This helps you put things in perspective, sometimes, because we are so thrilled with our ideas we fail to get certain details that are important for the final result, these people(mentors) would help you with feedback that can save you stress. EXPERIENCE IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST OF TEACHERS!
I like to see challenges as part of the big picture not an unwelcomed guest. You will face challenges, the question is how do you respond when they come? You need to be resilient, look in the mirror and tell yourself I DONT QUIT! you may need to change your strategy though if your current strategy doesnt seem to be working, but quitting no way!
Finally, keep the end result in mind, use your imagination, every night before i go to bed i make it a point of duty to imagine the end result of my goals,I live my dreams before they become realities, lets say your goal is to get a shop in a great location and the currrent reality is that you dont have the finance for it yet! Before you sleep delibrately imagine yourself making sales in that shop(create it in your mind, dont compromise in your mind o) see yourself doing the thing you want to as if its already a reality, never underestimate the power of your imagination, anyways, after creating your reality ‘yea thats what it is’ pray about it(for those who are christians) you would get inspiration on the next step to take.
Ok guys have a great week ahead.
to be continued………