If you’re an achiever, a dreamer, or someone who desires to better themselves, if this hasn’t already happened to you… it will.
It’s that moment in life when you discover what you want to do, or who you want to become… and you don’t get the response you thought you would from your loved ones.
It’s a terrible feeling when those closest to you don’t respect your efforts… or they pretend to. (trust me… I’ve been there)
We all know the real reason this happens. It’s mainly due to the fact that you’re attempting to accomplish something they never have… or never had the courage to attempt.
But just because we know the reason, doesn’t mean we know how to respond when it happens, and again… it will happen!
So with that said…
here are the ‘5 THINGS TO DO WHEN EVERYBODY TURNS THEIR BACK ON YOU.’
1. DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL
Believe me, this is easier said than done… because it feels too personal. Unfortunately, the majority of people are raised with a certain mindset, meaning they can only see what’s inside their own environment. Anything outside of their environment is a fantasy to them. This is why whenever you tell your loved ones your dreams and ambitions… they’ll say you’re living in fantasy land.
2. STOP SEEKING THEIR APPROVAL
Many dreamers will tell you they never reached their dreams, because someone close to them smashed it before they got started. In reality… those dreamers allowed their dreams to be smashed. Remember this… if you allow anyone to kill your ambition, it’s because you’re trying to please them… and that’s what they want! The greatest way to failure is by trying to please everybody else. Let them go… and PLEASE YOURSELF!
3. STICK TO YOUR GUNS
Your true test will come when you’re alone! This will happen when you’re working on your goals… while everyone else (loved ones) are having fun. I vividly remember my friends trying to persuade me to hang out with them the night before my test. It was tempting, but I had to stick to my guns, and study in that room all night by myself. Do not give in when they pressure you to slack-off.
4. WORK HARDER
The fact that your loved ones doubt you, the fact that your loved ones don’t support you, the fact that your loved ones don’t take you seriously… is all the motivation you need to accomplish anything you desire! Having those closest to you turn their back on you should light a fire under you that should burn for the rest of your life. Believe me… one of the greatest feelings is the day you prove your doubters wrong, and you should be inspired to work as hard as you can to make that day a reality.
5. BE HUMBLE WHEN YOU PROVE THEM WRONG
Or should I say… try to be humble when you prove them wrong. It’s difficult not to say “I told you so,” or “I thought you said I couldn’t…” after you’ve proved your doubters wrong. Who can fault you for doing so? But remember… pride comes before the fall, and if you’re not careful, the same people you meet going up, will be the same people you see coming back down. So try and stay humble, because the manner in which your ‘so-called’ loved ones will try and weasel their way back into your life after you make it… is satisfaction enough!