Don’t let people freak you out about your dreams

I was recently excitedly telling some people about a new project I was working on. It’s one I’m very enthusiastic about and have high hopes for. I was very surprised by their response. They talked about hurdles I would have to jump through. They raised issues, issues that were pure ‘red tape’ bureaucracy. They really dwelt on the difficulties of what I was trying to achieve.

I’ll bet that this attitude pervades all areas of their lives and that because of it they achieve very little.

Some people just seem to enjoy binding themselves up in as much red tape as they can find. If they’re bound by red tape then they have an excuse for doing nothing. It gives them permission to be lazy. It builds a comfortable and secure prison of inaction for them to while away their time.

These kind of people may be very pleasant and nice but this attitude, whether it comes with a smile or a frown, is something to be avoided.

Instead, seek out people who will help you in your endeavours. Look for people who will support you in what you do, people who want to see you be successful.

Leave the naysayers to their own and seek out people who will say ‘yes, you can do that and I will help you!’

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