Just imagine! You are excited about starting something new – a new project, a new job, a new relationship, a new journey that you’ve never embarked upon. Suddenly the naysayers appear and give you a host of reasons why you shouldn’t proceed to whatever it was you were about to do. They have rules that will clearly define all the whys and why nots of your next step…..at least in their mind it should. The rules don’t support what you want to do but dictate HOW you should do what you want to do – according to them. The rules don’t include any reason why you should proceed, but rather give a whole list of reasons why you shouldn’t. And what happens next? You start second guessing your very own self. Your excitement bubble is busted. Your joy is gone. And you’ve now sunk back to the start up corner trying to have a conversation with yourself about what you should do next – while mulling over and internalizing all the stuff other people had to say. There’s a difference between concern from others that can help you avoid unnecessary hurt, pain, and pitfalls – and plain moaning from others who oftentimes have no zest and motivation of their own to get up and do something new and exciting. Stay focused. Keep going!
Can you relate? How did you overcome a situation where a person insisted that you couldn’t – but you did?