It has been a few days since I last talked to you all but finals had to be first. Anyway, now that those are taken care of I wanted to get real with you all about a subject that has been taking a toll on me for quite some time.
My biggest dream in life, and goal, is to become a designer and an entrepreneur; it is something that I am extremely passionate about and give my all to. While wanting to become your own boss and building something that belongs to you, by yourself, is already a much harder task than most people think, it is sometimes even harder when you don’t feel the support from those closest to you.
Most people don’t understand that success from build a business doesn’t happen overnight. The process itself is long and hard and there are days when all you want to do is give up but you know deep down that those are the days where you need to keep pushing even harder than before. There are days where you need to force yourself to take a break just to keep the dream alive. It is a constant roller coaster of emotions and motivation.
I recently received some of the best news I have gotten in a while and this news was that little push that I need to take those next steps in my career and step that much further out of my comfort zone. However, sharing that news did not get the feedback I wanted. Instead it was feedback that was more concerned with the fruits of my labor. Human nature has it that when you want something bad enough you put a lot of pressure on yourself just to make it happen and then there’s that added pressure of needing it to happen just to prove others wrong.
The quote featured above just so happened to show up in my Instagram today and made me feel some kind of way. I don’t know about y’all but I am a huge believer in energy and signs. Since sharing the news and receiving the feedback that I was not expecting to receive, I have had to just focus all my energy on my dream and not let it wander off into the negative thoughts of giving up. I have worked at many places with decent pay but, the passion I continue to have for my dreams convinces me to go after them and not settle which, sometimes, settling, for other people, is just fine as long as there is something coming from it.
It is easy for anyone on the outside to say that they don’t see anything coming from the work you do or the hours you put in for your dream when they do not take the time to listen to what you say or maintain an interest in what you have accomplished.
It is hard to constantly receive that negativity and even harder when it is someone you look to for that support but it is also a great motivator. Not everyone you meet or impact will have a positive outlook on the things you do or have done but as long as you continue to believe in yourself and your dream then it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say about it.
That is the end of my little rant and I really wanted to pour myself out to you all because I know I am not the only one with these types of issues. What do you all do to block the negativity? How do you keep your dreams alive? Let me know, I would love to hear from you all!