There are certain people you have to drag into understanding of what you’re
trying to do. Perpetual doubters who demand answers and evidence and details
before even considering cosigning your dream.
When you encounter them, run. As
fast as you can. Battling a tide of nonbelievers is an exhausting, discouraging
and wasteful use of your time. It doesn’t matter how closely your image of
reality intersects with theirs. You’re not obliged to meet their expectations.
ago I launched an unconventional strategic planning framework for the consulting arm of my business. I
was beyond thrilled about the project, until I made the mistake of sharing my
strategy with the wrong colleague at a mastermind meeting.
Big mistake. He said
it would never sell. That clients wouldn’t get it. And that I should stop
wasting my time launching an unmarketable product.
I was crushed. Infuriated.
Completely deflated. Momentum instantly stopped. His cynicism, aggressiveness
and overall rejection of my idea convinced me the world would hate it even
more. And it nearly scared me into hiding.
But after the meeting, another
colleague pulled me aside and reminded me of something.
That guy’s an asshole.
Don’t listen to him. Your new project is amazing. Go finish it.
conversation saved me. It saved the project. And fast forward a few years
later, that strategic planning framework is now my second biggest income
Lesson learned, once you reach the point when you no longer need other
people to support the decisions you’ve made about your own reality, you’re
free. Free to believe, free to create, and free to follow your dreams.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Do you have the courage to follow your inner guide, even if you look like an idiot and risk alienating those who didn’t understand?
LET ME SUGGEST THIS…
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