Hold on to Your Dreams
How many times have you abandoned an idea, project, or dream because someone made a disparaging remark or rolled their eyes when you told them about it?
Relinquishing Your Dreams
All too frequently we allow others to dictate what is good, right, or possible. We allow them to steal our dreams. Notice I use the word “ALLOW.” No one can put you down, stomp on your dream, or kill an idea of yours unless you allow them to.
Consider the following:
The movie Star Wars was rejected by every movie studio in Hollywood before 20th Century Fox finally produced it. It went on to be one of the largest-grossing movies in film history.
Einstein was criticized for not wearing socks or cutting his hair. He didn’t speak until he was four and didn’t read until he was seven. One observer noted, “He could be mentally retarded”.
Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher proclaimed him hopeless as a composer.
Walt Disney was fired from his job as a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he created Disneyland.
It Takes Courage
So what are:
It doesn’t matter if anyone supports what you want to do. The important thing is for YOU to BELIEVE. For YOU to ignore the people who say you can’t do it – and DO IT ANYWAY!
It takes courage. It takes persistence. It takes believing in the “voice inside” when no one else does.
Ideas, dreams, and visions are seeds that are planted within you because you have the ability to make them happen. You will learn, grow, scramble, fail, and get back up again! The important thing is to simply NEVER GIVE UP. The people I mentioned earlier never gave up – and they made great things happen!