How many times have you abandoned an idea, project or dream because someone made a disparaging remark? Read how 9 famous people chose to pursue their dreams.
How many times have you abandoned an idea, project or dream
because someone made a disparaging remark or rolled their
eyes when you told them about it?
Relinquishing your dreams
All too frequently we allow others to dictate what is good,
right or possible. We allow them to steal our dreams. Notice
I use the word “allow.” No one can put you down, stomp on
your dream, or kill an idea of yours unless you allow them
Hollywood before 20th Century Fox finally produced it. It
went on to be one of the largest-grossing movies in film
his father and told he had no brains. He grew up an unhappy
loner. He floated in and out of schools. An advisor at
Drexel University told him that based on his aptitude tests
he should pursue a career as an elevator repair person. It’s
not a bad profession but it’s certainly not where “Rocky”
his hair. He didn’t speak until he was four, and didn’t read
until he was seven. One observer noted, “He could be
football knowledge. Lacks motivation. . .
playing his own compositions instead of improving his
technique. His teacher proclaimed him hopeless as a
for lack of ideas. He also went bankrupt several times
before he created Disneyland.
encouraged to find work as a servant or seamstress. She
would certainly never be a writer.
told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe),
“You’d better learn secretarial work, or else get married.”
It Takes Courage
So what are your ideas? Your thoughts? Your dreams? Your
It doesn?t matter if anyone supports what you want to do.
The important thing is for YOU to believe. For YOU to ignore
the people who say you can’t do it – and DO IT ANYWAY! It
takes courage. It takes persistence. It takes believing in
the “voice inside” when no one else does. Ideas, dreams and
visions are planted within you because you have the ability
to make them happen. You?ll learn, grow, scramble, fail, and
get back up again! The important thing is to simply never
give up. The people I mentioned earlier never gave up – and
they made great things happen!