Learn How To Achieve Your Dreams
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We all have dreams and aspirations of what we would love to be doing with our lives. Some of us want to be doctors, some youtubers or instagram models. Others want to own their own bakery, be a crossfit coach, a chef, a graphic designer, an engineer, or any other amazing career our little hearts desire.
All fantasies aside, how many of us do you think are actually living out our dreams? Sadly, not many! After all, we have families and can’t risk quitting our consistent mundane 9-5 to open up our own bakery, we can’t drop out of medical school to be a rockstar because our parents have always wanted us to be a doctor, or we simply just can’t because people would look down on us, think we’re losers, or think we’re making the wrong decision for our life.
Whatever the case may be, I’m here to tell you one of the most important lessons to learn and master if you ever want to reach your full potential: do not ever give a single fuck about what anyone thinks of you or your choices when it comes to chasing your dreams or making any type of decision that will bring you one step closer to reaching your goals!
There will always be people that have defeating opinions about your decisions. It is your job to push these opinions to the side, deny them power over you, and continue to fight for what you want. Like the great Jen Sincero said in You Are A Badass, “Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death” (p. 55).
You cannot control what others think about you and it is not your job to worry about someone else's perception of you. This has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. Your perception of yourself is the most important thing. If you know your worth and capability, your strengths and weaknesses, and whats best for you, your true self will shine as bright as the sun!
Once you successfully reach this state of true self, the opinions of others will not be able to harm you. However, you will be capable of accurate introspection. We are not perfect. We will make mistakes and we will make bad decisions. We must be able to accept when we make mistakes, assess and utilize constructive criticism from others, develop a plan for how we will fix the problem and grow from the experience, all while continuing to love ourselves despite these mistakes.
I don’t want to display false positivity in this post because nothing is absolute and if you think because you decide to work towards your dreams that everything will just fall into place, you’re wrong. There will be times we feel great and are headed in the right direction and there will be times when it seems we are taking 10 steps backwards. You will definitely have to work through the good and bad times and that is completely okay. The more positive self-worth we have for ourselves, the more we will be able to work for what truly sets our soul on fire, while learning from our mistakes and strengths, and continuing to grow.
You are unique and can accomplish anything your heart desires if you put your mind, body, and soul into working for it. Do not let the opinions of others hold you back! It is not your responsibility to make others happy but it is your responsibility to make yourself happy. You’d be surprised how fulfilled, happy, healthy, and well you will be physically, emotionally, and mentally if you do what you’re called to and meant for.
Are you living your dream? How did you get there and how did you deal with these negative opinions? I’d love to know! Comment below or send me an email. Your insight may be helpful for many people.
Also, you should definitely purchase You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero if you want to achieve your life’s goals, aspirations, and greatness! It is absolutely amazing!