In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, here is a piece from October of 2015. I have cleaned it up a little, the sentiment is the same.
You are capable of great things. And, if you don’t try, you will never know. Why don’t we spend more time believing in ourselves and what we want to do? This failure in self-faith is often a conditioned response. It reminds me of a Christmas movie where everyone told a young child he could not have a B-B gun because he would shoot his eye out. Where these people being mean, or trying to keep the child from fulfilling his dreams? No! Those advising him were trying to protect him from misguided tragedy.
How many of us have held off on dreams or not gone on to fulfill our destinies because of the misguiding of well-meaning friends, family, or other sources? Does this mean they were not concerned about you? Did they speak out of spite or jealousy? Is there really no danger involved? The answer to all is no.
Anything worth doing will have a risk involved. To keep us from getting hurt, others who are concerned for us, and even our own thoughts, will point out problems and roadblocks that could be there along the way to our success with the project. The trick is to believe in yourself and your goals enough that you can overcome the warnings of everyone else and to overcome your own fears.
If you have that much determination, then you are on the right road to solving those problems, removing those roadblocks and actually bringing something new into being in our world. Just remember, nothing is possible until it is done and then everybody wants to do it.
Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.