You know that a dream is big enough when people start laughing at it. I have much come to the realization that no matter how big or small your dream is, people will often criticize and doubt it. They’ll look at you and laugh. Maybe they’ll laugh on the inside and other times they will laugh in front of you. Then, there are times where people will talk behind your back.
That’s good. It means that you are being totally unrealistic with yourself. Your dreaming something that should hardly be possible. That’s not a bad thing but you’ll start to believe that it is if you listen to the skeptics for too long.
The skeptics will tell you that it’s not worth your time. They’ll ask you why you would spend years working on a dream while making virtually no money. The skeptics will often remind you that only 1% every truly make it into what you are trying to do. But guess what?
The skeptics are absolutely right. The dream that you are dreaming is way too big. On paper, you stand virtually no chance. There’s more. What do you think the critics and haters said to the current 1% living out their dream? They said the same exact things.
So next time you hear a critic, just remember there are people who achieve their dreams. The way I look at it is with this simple question. Is God not big enough to help you accomplish that dream? I once heard a line say that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain move from here to there and it will be done. How much faith do you have in your dream?That’s the question you have to ask yourself. Another question you have to ask is whether or not it’s worth the sacrifice, because if it’s not, then you might as well give up on it now because the challenges that come with your passions are incredibly difficult. They might suffocate you if you don’t have the will power to see it through. But it can be done. I swear to you it can.
Remember this too. If the road of a dreamer was easy, then everyone would be doing it but it’s not. This is not meant to discourage you but to give you the facts and to encourage you that you can do it. I have faith that anyone reading this can accomplish their goals and dreams if they put their mind to it. You have to have self-belief and you have to be your number one fan. If you’re not your own number one fan, then nobody will ever truly take on that role.
On this day, have it in mind that you can accomplish your goals and dreams. Listen to the critics and let them inspire you. Remember that the critics are on the sidelines for a reason while you play out the game.
So now you have the option to choose for yourself. What’s it going to be? Are you going to run away from your dream for fear of failure or are you going to dive in? What’s the worst that can happen? If it doesn’t work, at least you can say that you tried.
I believe in you, so now believe in yourself….
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