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I was at a conference last week. As it tends to happen at this kind of thing, I saw a bunch of people who I’ve known for years. It’s always exciting to catch up with folks and trade stories on how much we’ve all grown.
I even caught a glimpse of someone who, about 7 years ago, let me know that I was dreaming a bit too big.
Meaning, he felt that my goals at that time were unrealistic. He told me that I was setting myself up for disappointment and suggested that I lower my expectations and take things slower.
Initially, I felt deflated. To be fair, his feedback was sound and he delivered his perspective with a lot of compassion and respect.If someone tells you your big dream is unrealistic, that’s a sure sign you should go for it. Click To Tweet
But when I stepped back and reexamined my goals — I realized that yes, I was in fact dreaming big! Those goals were indeed a bit outrageous, but that was exactly the kind of outrageous that would fire me up and motivate me to work my tail off to make my dreams a reality.
If you tend to dream big in life, there’s a good chance you’ll face voices of dissent.
Even from well-meaning family, friends and colleagues. Tragically though, the most damaging voice of dissent often comes from within ourselves.
It’s our own self-doubt that we don’t have what it takes that can really destroy us. It’s the fear that we’ll lose steam and won’t reach the finish line.
In today’s MarieTV you’ll learn 5 simple but highly effective steps to combat negativity and self-doubt — especially if you dream big and want to bring an ‘unrealistic’ goal to life.
And in case you’re wondering, yes — I did hit those ‘unrealistic’ goals back in the day.
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Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to hear your take on this topic. In the comments below, let me know…
What seemingly ‘unrealistic’ dream are you working to bring to life? What, if anything, has been stopping you until now?
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Remember, the five simple strategies in today’s episode will help you combat the negative voices (including your own!) that can keep you playing small.
Because you know what? No one ever changed the world without in some way, dreaming big.