People are going to tell you YOU can’t do something. Unfortunately, even people that are closest to you – parents, best friends, etc. That’s when you have to disregard what they’re telling you and listen to your gut. What is YOUR gut telling you? Is this the right thing for you?
If it is then continue on – prove those people wrong and work as hard as you can! If it isn’t for you – is it really THAT huge of a loss? Life is about living and learning. Each lesson from every trial and error can be taken to the next lesson of your life. Believe it or not error helps you find YOU! Would you be the same person today if you didn’t go through the triumphs or heartaches of yesterday? Absolutely not.
I also want you to think long, often and hard before you give up. Ask yourself if you’ve really put everything you had into whatever it is that sparked your passion and curiosity in the first place. Do your BEST and THEN move on from it if it wasn’t meant for you. It’s really as simple as that.
There are always going to be people that are NOT cheerleading for you. There won’t be people on the sidelines with old school sweaters with your initials stitched on them shouting at the top of their lungs about how awesome you are! What matters most is your inner-cheerleader telling you can/will do it. Only your inner-cheerleader can really motivate you to do what it is that needs to be done. (Is anyone else picturing the clip from Aladdin with the Genie dressed as a cheerleader? Click here to see what I'm talking about.)
Focus on your goal and work hard every day to get there – pat yourself on the back if you worked so hard for something that you never thought you could do! The people that love you will disregard your crazy ass and stick by you as you conquer the world. Go out there and find YOUR dream and do whatever it takes to get it. Take it one day at a time.
“Ever morning, until you dead in the ground, you gone have to make this decision. You gone have to ask yourself, Am I gone believe what them fools say about me today?” – The Help (PLEASE go click on the word The Help and watch the video clip that goes along with this quote. Oh! & if you haven't seen the movie you're missing out!)