Holding On To The Dream
Jason E. Johns
"Mumbler" Willie Wonka shouts at the little boy telling him
his idea won't work, "What is it with you? I just can't hear
Everyone has their critics, perhaps a partner, friend, parents,
or work colleagues. You have a goal, an idea, or an ambition
and they just try to pull you down and tell you it won't work.
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willie Wonka had Mike
TeaVee as his critic, constantly doubting and disbelieving
in all of Wonka's inventions and ideas. Willie's method of
dealing with this doubt was to not hear the criticism.
Why do they do this?
Partly it is because they are jealous of your ambition and
desire to succeed. It may also be because in the past they
tried to succeed and failed and they no longer believe it
Maybe they are trying to protect you from getting hurt. I
mean, they wouldn't want you working hard to achieve a goal
and then for you to fail and get upset or hurt, would they?
Often times these people are doing the best they can with
the resources they have available to them. Unfortunately,
they may not have the right resources to help you achieve
your goals and dreams.
This is why I tell people to be very careful who they share
their goals with. There are times when it is good to tell
people your goals. For example, if you know they are going
to support you and encourage you to achieve your goals, then
it is a good idea.
If you are going to have someone hold you accountable to your
goal, then you must tell them. They will encourage you and
ensure you achieve it.
However, if you are like most of the rest of us, there are
only a few select people you can share your goals with. For
most of the rest, you just have to keep quiet and not tell
them what you are working towards; just let them see the results.
If you are not assured about achieving your goals then you
really need to keep them to yourself. If you share your goals
with other people then their criticism or disbelief can seriously
impede your progress towards your target, or in the worst
case, stop you completely.
Every successful person on the planet faces constant criticism
and doubt. The difference between them and the millions who
have never dared dream of their goals is that the successful
people brush off the doubt and criticism and believe in themselves.
Admittedly, there are times when perhaps you ought to listen.
If you are standing on top of a tall building thinking you
can fly ... that's a good time to listen to the people who
think you can't. However, who's to say that if you believe
you could fly you could, but I wouldn't test it and wouldn't
recommend you do either, just in case.
Jason E. Johns is a personal success coach specializing
in helping you to set and achieve your goals. Discover how
you can create your dream life at his goal setting website,
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