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When You’re The Only One That Believes

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A funny thing happens when you decide to do something great, a little different and even a little challenging. Everyone around you becomes the world’s greatest critics.

A couple of responses you may get are:

– The “You’re Crazy!”
– The Raised Eyebrow “What You Talkin’ ’bout Willis!?”
– The Half Hearted “Oh… that… sounds… good!”
– The “Tell Me How That Works Out for You!”

and my favorite “That’ll Never Work!”

I mean who can blame people right? Nowadays we have very little to believe in, or have confidence in. Between lying politicians, scam artist investors, fallen celebrities and even the failure of our own families, it makes sense not to believe in you… for now at least.

So What Now? Everyone Believes You’re Going to #FAIL

At this point you only have two choices, prove everyone right and fail or prove everyone wrong and succeed. There’s no half failing or half succeeding. It’s either you fail or not, succeed or not. Simple!

The Problem With Believing Everyone’s Right
The problem with believing everyone’s right and not going after your dreams is not that you don’t believe in yourself, it’s that you believe more in their fear.

It’s not that your friends, family and even the random onlookers don’t want you to win, they’re just scared. Scared that you may fail and hurt yourself, look like a fool and just fall flat on your face. More importantly they’re scared that they can’t do it themselves and it’s often that fear projected onto you.

Sometimes you even hear the, “Man I had this one friend that tried that and now he’s dead. Well not really dead, but he’s dead to me.”

Don’t let their fear or doubt stop you, it’s up to you to prove them wrong.

Proving Everyone’s Wrong
Now this part takes a lot of balls, guts for the ladies, and yes you have to be a little bit crazy to go all out for your goals in life.

You’re going to have to sometimes say “fuck em!” and just go for it. Sometimes miss step for the world to see, have setbacks, get ridiculed and sometimes feel very alone in a world filled of non-believers.

Many times you may even wonder to yourself if you’re actually totally nuts, find moments of doubt, but you have to ask yourself if your goals are worth it. At these times it’s up to you to dig deep and break through those tough times. Because it won’t be a cake walk and just because you decided to go all out for your goals and dreams, doesn’t mean the skies will open up, birds will sing and you’ll float all the way to a celebration fit for royalty.

It’s just not going to happen that way. Yet with a bit of resolve, patience and resilience you could actually be the success you believe you can be.

Note: Now don’t go doing something stupid like jumping off a cliff expecting to sprout wings or anything like that.

Make sure you’ve done your research, put out your best work and always strive to improve. And then just go out and do it. Experience will help you hone your craft and become the best at what you want to do.

My take is that at the end of the day, if you fail you’ll get to play it safe and be regular like everyone else. Yeh, some may even get to laugh at you a bit… “Remember that one time he tried to become successful?! Told you it wouldn’t work!”

BUT at least for a moment in life you were alive and going after your dreams. Then of course everyone will celebrate, and tell the world they always knew you would make it.

Good luck and all the best!