Today I want to talk to you about a quote that means a lot to me. When you read the title of this post, did it strike you?
“Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.”
People can tell you whatever they want, but the truth is, the one person, and the only person in charge of determining your destiny…is YOU. No seriously. What someone else says to you does not matter. If there are negative people in your life, leave them behind because they serve no purpose in contributing to your happiness and your dreams. I’ve found this to be so helpful in my own life. If I don’t like the way someone is treating me, I immediately take myself out of the situation. I honestly think that in this world, we all need to treat one another with kindness and respect because at the end of the day you’ve got to remember that we’re not just “doing” business to get things done…we’re working with other human beings as a team to create amazing things. Surround yourself with people that inspire you to be a better you. Rid your life of jealousy and replace it with an open mind ready to learn.
As for making your own dreams comes true…why is it that so many times we feel sad, wallowing in our hopelessness, waiting for the next big thing to happen?
A lot of people want to achieve their dreams and be “successful”. But you know what separates a successful individual from the everyday person? It’s saying you want to do something…and actually DOING IT. Sure it may be scary, but if you believe in yourself, there is actually very little risk. Why? Because your self-belief is your best asset. And if you’re not gonna believe in yourself, who will!!?? If you fail, you learn. Learn to do it right the next time. When you succeed, no one is going to pin you down for how many times you fell down getting there. The only thing that matters is that you got there. And you know what!? Even if it takes a while with trial and error, you’ll know the road so well that you can help mentor anyone else from making the same mistakes you did. Every part of your journey counts.
In just a few weeks, I will be back in Boston where my life really took some crazy turns. Started at my first corporate job out of college and thought I had really made it. A couple months in, I was feeling like I didn’t belong…like I wasn’t made for this…like everyone hated me. My boss and assistant boss (is that what you call it?) even made fun of my YouTube channel. They said, “Oh isn’t that cute? She has fans.” Oy. But I didn’t let it break me down. This is how I applied the above rules to carve out my own destiny.
RULE #1: Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.
RULE #2: Delete negative people out of your life so that you can grow stronger and happier.
RULE #3: Believe in yourself to the max. Know that everything will work out.
RULE #4: Don’t wait. Just do. Work hard. Be grateful.
RULE #5: Let it happen.
Don’t wait. Don’t expect. Just live your best every single day.
And that, POPsters, is how you make your dreams come true. You are a talented, strong, and beautiful person. Give yourself the chance to succeed and when opportunity comes knockin’, well, OPEN THE DOOR!!
I hope this post inspires you in a multitude of ways to live to your fullest. Whether it is to lose weight, pursue a dream career, or leave an unhappy relationship…believe that everything will be just fine :)