Pursue Your Dreams - Cut Loose People Who Try Talk You Out Of It from KeithExplores's blog

This is me, standing on top of one of many mountain-top peaks already checked off my bucket list. 

People Who Will Try Talk You Out Of Your Dreams -

Unfortunately, just before you take your baby step towards the righteous journey to pursue your life dreams and personal ambitions, people all around you, even the ones who deeply care for you will give you awful advice and try to talk you out of following your own desires. It’s not because they have horrible intentions.

It’s just because they don’t understand the big picture, what your dreams, passions, and life goals mean to you. And they certainly don’t understand that; to you, the reward is worth the risk. Anyway, if we are not put here on this earth for experience, then why are we here? Every experience is worth some risk. Right? Well, I'll let you ponder on your own beliefs. 

They may try to protect you by shielding you from the possibility of failure, which is in effect, also shielding you from the possibility of making your dreams a reality. Let me give you a for instance? I love to travel and see new places all around the world, and when I told people I want to share my experiences on youtube, they said; everyone will see you and criticize you and know your business. So what? My business in mine to share. 

When I wanted to travel solo, they told me the world is dangerous and no place for a solo backpacker...true, but so are a lot of things dangerous. Please understand that if you were to portray everything you do in a negative light, you would never do anything and you'd never go anywhere. Ever... 

As our friend Steve Jobs says- 

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." 

Here are 10 ill-advised tips (lies) people will likely tell you when you decide to pursue your dreams, and why they are dreadfully mistaken. 

You can follow your dreams someday, but right now you need to buckle down and be responsible. -

Someday? When is ‘someday?’ Someday is not a day at all. It's a foggy generalization of a time that will likely never come. Today is the only day guaranteed to you. Today is the only day you can begin to make a difference in your life. And pursuing your dreams is what life is all about. So don't be irresponsible. Don't wait until ‘someday.’ Make today the first day of the rest of your new life to do what you want with your life. 

You’re totally screwed if it doesn't work out. - 

Totally Wrong! This is a giant, lame load of BS. You're not even close to being screwed. In-fact, the worst case scenario is that things don't work out and you have to go back to doing exactly what you are doing right now. 

But it's safer to stay at your day job. - 

I digress. But you know what's even safer than that? Going home, locking yourself in your bedroom with crates of alcohol, slowly luring yourself into an endless depression, and never, ever coming out of your bedroom. And just like that you will have flushed your entire life and your dreams down the toilet. Remember, safer doesn't always mean better. Remember what I said earlier about talking a risk on an experience? 

That is impossible! - 

It's only impossible if you never give it a shot and try it out. The reason certain things seem impossible is simply because nobody has achieved them yet. But this doesn't mean that with your help, these things won’t become possible in the future. Right? If you truly dedicate yourself to an end-goal result, almost anything and everything is possible. You just have to want it bad enough! 

Only a lucky few "make their dreams their life." - 

That's because those lucky few got off their bums and did something about it. They had the drive, determination, and willpower that you have right now. You can be one of them. It’s up to you, and only you can make it happen. 

You might fail. And failing is bad. - 

Failures are simply stepping stones to success. No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be. Either you succeed or you learn something along the way. Win-Win. The biggest mistake you can make is doing nothing because you’re too scared to make a mistake. If you can’t handle failure, then you can’t handle success either. 

You don't have access to the right resources. - 

It's not about having the right resources; it's about exploiting the resources you do have access to. Stevie Wonder couldn’t see, so he exploited his sense of hearing into a passion for music, and he now has 25 Grammy Awards to prove it. Get it? 

You need more money saved before you can take the first step. - 

You don’t need more money. You need a plan. You need a budget. Eliminate ALL the non-essential costs in your life. If pursuing your dream requires you to leave your day job, figure out the absolute minimum amount of income that you require to realistically live. 

Studying those who have succeeded with similar ventures also helps. But above all, take baby steps. Don’t be foolish and assume that you must have a certain amount of money saved right now, or that you must quit your day-job today in order to pursue your dreams. Instead, ask yourself, "What actions can I take right now with the money and resources I have right now, that will bring me closer to desired goal"? 

You'll need help. - 

Not really! Its smarter to go after it alone. You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with. If you hang with the wrong people, they will negatively affect you. But if you hang with the right people, you will be far more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone. Find a small group and work together to make a difference in all of your lives together. 

That sounds like a lot of hard work. – 

You're darn right it does! But that doesn't mean it is not worth it. I think success in life hinges on one key point: Finding hard work you love doing. As long as you remain true to yourself and follow your own interests, values and dreams, you can find success through passion. 

Perhaps most importantly, you won't wake up a few years from now working in a career field you despise, wondering "How the heck am I going to do this for the next 30 years"? So, if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don't stop. You're on to something big. Because hard work ain't hard when you put all your focus on your passions and life long desires. 

Disregard these misguided bits of nonsense and you’ll be well on your way to fulfilling your dreams. So now, what are you going to do to take the first step?

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