You have a dream and it is something that you are really passionate about—and it’s not necessarily traditional, to say the least. However, when naysayers repeatedly tarnish your hopes and dreams, it gets pretty tough to continue to plunge ahead. But, why are you stocking so much into what they are saying? Why are you listening to other’s nonchalant responses to your dreams? Quit trying to get others to believe in you and believe in yourself instead.
1. Question the story “no one believes”
We are human and it is coded into our beings to want to fit in and seek approval from others. But, constantly trying to gain support in your dreams will eventually leave you hating them. People want to see results, they want what is tangible, and by you not having proof that your dreams will come true is causing doubt in the non-believers. After all, everyone is looking for stability and security and this is scaring them. So question whether it is actually their belief in you or if it is their belief that this may not give you a stable life.
2. Believe in yourself
Instead of looking on the outside for approval, look within. You are what you need to succeed. Your hard work and determination will result in your dreams coming to fruition. So always, remember to believe in yourself when no one else does. Others will not be going out of their way to make your dreams into a reality; you have to do it yourself.
3. Believers will come once you are already on the path to success
Remember, once you believe in yourself, it is time to put yourself out there. If you want to be a designer, go ahead and start designing—buy those materials and start sewing until you have a finished product. If you want to be a writer, go out and start pitching or take a course to improve your writing. If you want to start a business or blog, research the market, plan and make your first move. Once things are set in motion, believers will follow.
4. Staying strong
The naysayers may try to put you down because they either love you or hate you. Nevertheless, you have to remain strong no matter what. Put on a brave face and remember that you are doing something for you and nobody else. Think of your goals and what you will achieve at the end of the tunnel. Keyword being “will” –always remain positive.
5. Have self-confidence
If strength is not enough, remember to remain self-confident in the face of turmoil and adversity. Have the confidence in yourself to know that you can do whatever you set your mind to. And, more importantly, have the confidence in your abilities to solve a problem or come up with a creative solution.
6. This is YOUR life
Lastly, remember that this is your life and nobody else’s. If you are a firm believer in fate, then you would know that everyone has a different path and everyone has different talents and skills. Use your talents to live a life that you want for you and in doing so you erase the regrets and “what if’s.” It is your conviction and belief in your dreams that eventually make people take them seriously.