There are going to be so many reasons for you to give up on your dreams but there will only be one reason for you to keep going and it’s called HOPE. Without hope dreams die and wishes are just a figment of ones imagination and never come true. I too have had so many reasons to give up but it was not only my HOPE that kept me going but my belief in self that forces me to Climb! Until I Reach The Top!
They are those who always seem to find a destructive way to critique you by making ‘SNIDE’ comments and/or remarks because they feel threaten by you. They point out your faults or better yet create a fault against you to overshadow your accomplishments to try and bring you on a low level of misery such as themselves. It makes me chuckle a bit when some claim to be giving ‘Constructive Criticism’ and they know full well that their really making under handed comments to try and plant a seed of ‘Discouragement’ to get you to second guess your purpose and place in life.
Don’t take it personal Surround yourself with like minded positive driven folk to sustain you during the ‘DREAM SNATCHER’ season….
Most Dream Snatchers are very close friends, family and those we admire. The other day I asked someone their opinion about a lipstick color I chose. I showed them a picture and asked ‘ You think this color looks okay’ and the response was so profound because they did not respond with a simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Instead they pointed out a physical flaw of mine and never once did they answer my initial question. So, in that particular moment I realized that this person is in ‘Misery’. I say that because they seen the smile of satisfaction on my face when I finally found me a lip color that I was comfortable with so they felt the need to dismiss the topic and brought light to a ‘FLAW’.
Discouragement breeds hopelessness..
Discouragement is at an all time high and is very destructive. People don’t realize the damage they can do with words, then again they do. At this point in my life I can actually say with a honest heart that for the first time in all my years I am actually ‘Happy’. None of my happiness has to do with material things, none of my happiness has to do with a special person being in my life, I’m just filled with pure joy that translates happiness in my everyday life. Yes! I do get discouraged at times but I’ve come too far to allow words or circumstances to go back into the shell I once was in.
So, I say never mind what they say, keep on doing what you doing. They don’t have to like it or even support you. They may tare you down and make you disbelieve in your own dreams, but don’t let that stop you. Whatever your purpose is, it’s your purpose and not theirs. Trust and believe there will come a time when They’ll want to be your friend again sooner or later……
This past year I realized those who were against me and those who are for me. Sadly! Those who have my best interest are those who I barely even know. “Never looking for a pat on the back or even an applause but just simple love and support” but yet instead I receive criticism and ridicule for utilizing the gifts that were given by the great giver (God) of many gifts. This is a time where I can decipher those who need to stay in my life and those who’s time is well spent in being in the company of my presence. In order for me to grow and reach my full potential unfortunately this must take place.
For years I have believed the naysayers and listened to those who always told me ” You can’t” , ” You’ll never make it”. I would at times go to them for advice and a shoulder to lean on but as usual I was fed the negative instead of the positive. I later realized that these are those who sat on their hopes and dreams and became stagnated in FEAR. They always seen what could possibly go wrong (Negative Thinkers) I too was one who allowed FEAR to steal the JOY of living my dreams, knowing that deep down I had gifts to share and enjoy. Growing up in a religious household I was programmed into believing that God was a genie and the answers to my prayers would be waiting for me at my door steps when in all actuality the answers were within. It was up to me to decide whether I was going to sit back or step out on FAITH to see what I was truly made of. Ever since I took that leap my life changed dramatically right before my very eyes. Doors, windows, cubby holes, attics etc… were opening for me.
Growing up the opportunities where always finding me but the spirit of FEAR always found its way to deter me from turning my dreams into reality and I ran from them. –Miss, LIV
FEAR always told me what I couldn’t do, what I didn’t have enough of, and how hard it would be. Yes! it is hard but this struggle is all worth it why? because PROGRESS is being made and I’m at PEACE with who it is that I am (Many can’t claim such a thing). I could no longer take a back seat to what it is that was given to me (Gifts that is). I found myself ignoring the echos of creativity, and dumbing down my intellect. I would wake up each day knowing that gifts were stirring in my spirit and having no one around to help groom them was complete AGONY. No one could ever understand me but those who shared the same gifts as me. I was different then most and separate from the rest. I can remember a person once asked me, “You day dream a lot, don’t you?” Yes! was my answer and now look at me, I look the dreamer in the eyes every morning and see them come to reality.
I walk in the streets filled with many foot steps but all I hear are my own.
Walking on the journey to greatness, pure joy and happiness but I feel so alone. I’m becoming the she He’s created, and not of my own. I’m strong! in deed I am but I can’t be all on my own. To love is my nature and laughter is my medicine. I walk Alone…….