You Have to Get It!
Every moment you spend focused on the approval of others is a moment you neglect to focus on your goals.
Don't focus on those who don't show you love! Trust me—I personally understand how much it hurts when those closest to you don't support your mission. The tough truth of the matter is this: You can't control everybody. You can't change how people view you. You can't make people love you, but that's okay!
The truth is freeing.
Once you realize you can't control how others perceive you, you'll have all the more energy to focus on yourself and your vision. Stop wasting time trying to convince people of how great you are! Stop pitching your plan to people who don't care. Stop talking. Just start doing.
The best way to make people understand the value of your vision is to go out there and achieve it!
People aren't patient. People have their own dreams, and their own visions. Everybody is unique, and people aren't going to see how great your dream is unless you achieve it.
What does your heart call you to do? What is the future you envision for yourself?
Let me tell you something: No one is going to make that happen for you but yourself.
Nobody ever gave me an opportunity. No one gave me a platform. I had to prove myself, and that is a truth you can apply anywhere, to virtually any career path! Why?
People don't care for what doesn't bring them immediate value. People don't want to know how they can help you—they want to know how you can help them. I promise you, if you follow your plan and build what you need to build, the opportunities will come.
No one helped me out when I was just getting started. Down the line, I started seeing real returns for my self-investment. People gave me opportunities to share my mission and my vision, but let me tell you something.
Nobody opened that door for me until I opened it for myself.
Nobody gave me opportunities until I'd created one for myself. Once they saw my value, they invested! Once they saw how investing in me could benefit them, they became connections.
Nobody owes you anything, so don't allow people's opinions to dictate the course of your life. People laughed at me. People thought I was crazy. If I'd gauged my success off of people's opinions alone, I would never have achieved my vision.
Stop holding other people's perceptions of you over your self-investments. Remember, you control the return on those investments. The people laughing at you are on the outside looking in—they won't see what you see until you succeed!
Let them think what they think. Whatever you're doing, you will have people who think less of you for it. Don't let the people who don't understand your vision determine your level of self-satisfaction. Go out there and build a life so beautiful it can't be ignored.
It all starts with you.