"There are 2 types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try & those who are afraid you will succeed." -Ray Goforth
SO much goodness in this quote, right?
TRUTH: on this business-building journey, you're going to encounter both types of people, and often these people are the ones closest to you, the ones whose opinions you most value.
WE ALL DO. Truth: my husband thought I was crazy (some days, he still does ).
That's ok. He is a lifelong employee at ONE 9-5 and he loves it (opposites attract). No way he gets to give valuable advice/opinions on how to be an entrepreneur--because he doesn't know anything about it.
Plenty of people don't understand what I do.
That's ok. They may be afraid to try and/or afraid of what it would mean for THEM if I succeed.
Your work and mine is to NOT LET THEM STOP YOU, and keep moving forward.
Your work is to recognize that their comments and opinions are more about THEM than they are about YOU and your ability to succeed in accomplishing your dreams & desires, and to let them bounce off of you like you're wearing bulletproof armor, rather than take them on and harbor them as your own fears.
If this is your passion, and your calling, then your opportunity and responsibility is to keep showing up for it, because persistency & consistency WIN.
I'm posting a link to a livestream I did about this topic recently in the comments as well, if you want to go deeper with this.
How about you? Have you experienced these types of people? How do you overcome them and keep moving forward?
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