A friend reached out to me recently to vent over close “friends” who were not being supportive and even were snarky about her dreams. I thought this was so sad, and truth-be-told, I could relate.
I’d recently dealt with a similar situation. I shared some of my content with someone I dearly love only to receive a backlash of insults, saying how pointless and dumb what I love doing is. It was hurtful to the point where I blocked this person from my phone for a while.
Sometimes the people we expect to show us support and encouragement don’t.
It can feel very hurtful, and some people even give up because of the lack of support.
And trust me, I get it. I get wanting to feel supported by those you love the most…unfortunately, sometimes it’s just not going to happen, at least not right away.
So how do we believe in ourselves, even if no one else does?
We have to look at ourselves first and ask, “How seriously am I taking myself? Do I believe in myself? Do my actions prove my commitment and desire towards my goal(s)?”
How do you expect others to believe in you, if you are not proving that YOU believe in you?
Even if sometimes you feel silly and question, “Who the hell do I even think I am?”
Well, you are YOU. 🙂
The self-confidence that comes with working towards your goals with or without the support of others is what is going to keep you going. The wins will follow.
Then we take another step back and think, “What are my expectations of others? Why do I feel I need their support? Do they understand my vision?”
Not everyone will understand your vision, and that is ok. But I will say, at times, it’s just a matter of explaining your plans and motives to those you find worthy of knowing. Then they jump on board.
Still not a believer?
Not everyone will love you and that is ok.
Not everyone thinks like you and that is ok.
No matter what industry you’re in or what goal you’re working towards, there will be others who will not be fond of you and or your ideas. But you are not to be broken down and deteriorated.
You have to take in the support when you can get it, and let the rejection push you further.
A huge part of preparing for success is knowing how to deal with rejection. It’s also understanding that the people who are meant to enjoy what you have to offer will find you. You just have to keep moving forward, and never lose sight of YOUR vision.
I am a firm believer that God gives us dreams and aspirations for a reason.
I refuse to think that we have wishes in our hearts for no other reason than to make them a reality.
Keep believing in yourselves, my loves. And if you don’t already, what are you waiting for? You’ve got this!