20 Sep How To Deal With “Well-Meaning” People
I remember dreading Monday morning when I was a teacher and asking myself, “Can I really keep doing this for 20 more years?” The answer within me was loud and clear, “No!”
When I started to share my dreams about a career change with others, I felt I had no support. Everyone thought I was crazy to leave my well-paid tenured position with summers off. “You have it all they would say. People would die for your job.”
It made me question whether changing careers was the right decision.
But I knew I wasn’t happy.
I soon realized that if I kept discussing my dreams with people who were filled with fear and who didn’t believe that I would succeed, I was never going to make a career change. I’d just end up looking back in 20 years and regretting not going for my dreams.
So, I made a decision to stop sharing my dreams with people who weren’t going to believe in me and to only discuss them with those who would.
In Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, he shares a very important message:
“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wised upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by opinions when you reach decisions, you will not succeed in any undertaking, much less in that transmuting your own desire into money. If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no desire of your own.”
So, what does this all mean?
Share your goals and dreams with people who will believe in you and support you and let all other’s opinions go.
I believe in you.