"But... I'm scared." - a client said to me last week.
Most people choose to live lives that fall short of their true desires because they are afraid. Afraid of failure, afraid of ridicule, afraid of the boogey man. Who knows. So, they go on living as if the their dreams were unavailable to them. *spoiler alert*
They are 100% available.
Don't be surprised when the second you decide to follow your dreams is also the second everyone in your life seems to become the judge, jury and prosector. And the bigger the dream, the grander the court case.
You're going to do what? Leave your corporate, cushy job where you've worked 60 hours a week for the last 16 years? You're gonna forgo that annual 3% raise and your 14 days of PTO to become an entrepreneur? Are you crazy?
You get push back because your decision to follow your dreams makes other people uncomfortable, mostly because they have spent a lifetime talking themselves out of following theirs.
Here is what I want you to remember: You get push back because your decision to follow your dreams makes other people uncomfortable, mostly because they have spent a lifetime talking themselves out of following theirs.
Purpose driven living, dream chasing, growth, entrepreneurship... None of it is for the faint of heart, my friend. But it's much better than living a subpar life that was never meant to be yours in the first place.
Plus, there is something really cool about watching your life unfold in a way that makes you excited to get out of bed every morning. So there's that... So, my question to you is, when are you going to stop living someone else's life and start living your own?