The momentum to pursue our dreams is fueled by the world around us and more importantly the people. When we are surrounded by discouragement it seems as though giving up is the answer. Does letting go of our dream for someone else the solution?
This week I watched “Oprah’s Life Class” where she discussed the importance of finding one’s purpose and going after our dreams. As I applied her advice to my life, I started to realize how big the influence of doubters have on our actions. By listening to their opinions, we can end up failing before we even started.
Everyone’s dream is unique because it belongs to that person, so other people are not going to understand or go along with something they can’t see. It can be hard to cope with, especially when it comes from those close to us, but if we are passionate about what we want for our future then we have to go for it. We have to decide if it’s more important to please others or have the future we want.
Regardless of what other people feel about our actions and goals, we can’t let that determine if we go for our purpose. If it’s what we want, have a passion for, and benefits us then we owe it to ourselves to make it happen. If we don’t go for our purpose, then we will just go through life wondering how things could have been.