We often hear the saying “don’t let other people kill your dreams.” Or better yet, “don’t let other people’s fear of chasing a dream become yours.” It’s very easy to put the blame on “haters” but oftentimes that nagging doubt of insecurity is coming straight from you. Are you guilty of talking yourself out of opportunities before you even begin? Do you doubt your own talents or constantly compare yourself to others? This type of negative thinking can make a huge impact and can have a direct effect on whether you fail or succeed in a particular situation.
Now don’t get me wrong. We’re all human and have flaws. But I want to challenge you to change your way of thinking. I know you’re familiar with the phrase “you get back what you put out.” That universal law applies to everything that you do—even your train of thought. When it comes to your dreams, you have to nourish it, protect it and help it grow. Even when obstacles come your way, it’s important to push through to the finish line. If you take away nothing else from this post, I say this to you: “Don’t put a period where God has placed a comma.” Essentially, experiencing failure doesn’t signify the end of a goal, but rather it gives you the strength and wisdom not to make the same mistakes.
Are you guilty of self-sabotage when it comes to chasing your dreams?