DON’T LET SOMEONE WHO GAVE UP ON THEIR DREAMS TALK YOU OUT OF YOURS
This week’s message from the Universe seems to be ‘don’t give up.’ I keep hearing and seeing these exact words over and over again. Blogs posts and Facebook ads about the difference between people who go for their dreams and those that give up on their dreams.
Evidence Part #1 – Kevin Spacey’s Masterclass
Kevin Spacey Says Never Give Up On Your Dreams
Kevin Spacey is advertising his acting masterclass and I’m seeing him everywhere on Facebook. I have to say I enjoy listening to his stories and if I was interested in being an actor (which I am soooo not …. ) I would definitely take his class. There’s nothing like working with and learning from a professional, someone with years of experience under their belt and someone who knows the pitfalls of whatever it is you’re trying to do. I love one of Kevin’s stories about how, when he was trying to make it as a young actor, he loved hanging out and spending time with a certain type of fellow actor. He really loved being with other actors who also loved the craft and the experience of acting, whether, at the time, they were actually successful or not.
Then there were the other people who were bitter about acting…who were discouraging, who said to not bother because ‘you’ll never make it’; that’s there’s too much competition and that the odds of making it are slim.
He realized that not only were people like that a major buzzkill, but he was never going to succeed if he had people who didn’t believe in the magic of acting in his life.
Evidence Part #2- Instagram Post by Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes Says Never Give Up on Your Dreams
(BTW – you are following me on Instagram aren’t you? Lots of positivity, support and encouragement on my page and I’d love to connect with you there!) > https://www.instagram.com/dearmissmillionaire/
Evidence Part #3- Creative Person Conversation
Cori Burchell Says Never Give Up on Your Dreams
I have a young friend who is an incredibly talented young fashion designer…wildly talented actually. Her designs are fresh, colourful, playful and exciting – although I’ll admit, not for everyone. I was talking about her with a mutual friend, also someone who is interested in styling and designing, and her comments were along the lines of ‘she’s a bit delusional if she thinks she’s going to make it’. Ouch. They were once friends and roommates, but had a falling out in the past and I think friend #2 is actually quiet jealous of the young fashion designer. Friend #2 is the better sewer, she’s more technically skilled and by all rights should be the ‘better’ designer…but she’s not doing it. She’s not putting herself out there and is highly critical of someone who is.
Now admittedly, the fashion industry is very difficult to break into if you’re creating your own business. It takes money, and possibly a lucky break or two, or three. But the only way to get started, is to get started. Whether that’s with one item or a whole line, it’s necessary to start. And it’s necessary to not listen to those who haven’t done it, and maybe aren’t ever going to do it.
The truth is, when you look at something from a competitive point of view, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged. There are probably a lot of people in your industry or business, doing something similar to what you’re doing. The solution is to look at your business from a creative point of view – what is it that you’re creating? Forget about the competition and focus on what you’re creating.
The negative people and the nay-sayers will always be there (and very often, it’s the people who are closest to us who are these very people). It’s up to you whether or not you choose to let them into your life and have any influence over you.
I vote for creativity over competition, along with support and encouragement from those who actually do want to see you succeed.
Never give up on your dreams.