29 Jul Live Your Life Your Way
Recently, I have had a few people ask me the following question.
“What do I do when I begin to share my dream or goal with people and they tell me, you can’t or you shouldn’t do that. Or worse, they tell me I am being crazy and my dreams are stupid”!
My response – find and surround yourself with likeminded people who will not only embrace your hopes, dreams and aspirations, but will support and encourage you.
I have a group of wonderful friends who have heard some crazy ideas from me -ohhh boy have they what!
But, they never shut me down. Rather, they listen as I bounce ideas off them and then, offer honest feedback if need be.
They encourage me if I am having doubts and even ‘kick my arse’ when they feel I need that too.
It was this group of friends I first told of my plans to head off on a solo road trip around Australia on Fat Bob towing Mr T with absolutely no towing experience whatsoever!
There was never any negative comments like, “OMG you can’t possibly do that”! “Are you nuts, what are thinking”, “What about your job, you can’t leave that” “You shouldn’t travel alone, it’s not safe for a woman to travel on her own”!
It can be challenging enough just believing in ourselves.
There’s that ‘chatterbox’ or ‘head miles’, as I like to call them to contend with. You know, that little voice inside your head, that keeps you stuck in your comfort zone. Those ‘head miles’ will talk you out of just about anything you want to do. They will tell you ‘something bad will happen’ or ‘you will fail, how will you handle the shame’?
So what will happen if you reach out to others for courage and they tell you “don’t be silly, you can’t possibly do it”?
You will stay stuck and your dream will be just that. A dream!
Seek out likeminded people who are doing their thing-who live life on their terms. They will support, encourage and believe in you, when you don’t believe in yourself.
Don’t let someone who has given up on their dreams talk you out of yours!
And, don’t allow ‘social conditioning’ determine the way you want to live your life.
You can always contact me-I love a good crazy idea. You will never hear “you can’t do that” from me.