"Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unfortunately it is simply human nature and a fact that people will certainly try to talk you out of something you want to accomplish.
Some people have genuine concerns and your best interest at heart, but others simply do not want to see other people do well for various reasons..sadly!!!
Do not let those people dissuade you or distract you from whatever it is that you are pursuing or dreaming!!!
It is not easy to do this but once you gain that Faith in yourself and truly understand that ONLY YOU control your destiny and your actions as you pursue your dreams, the doors to better things will open wide for you!
How many times have we withdrawn from a pursuit only to witness someone else stick with it and succeed?
How many times have we taken advice from others who discouraged us to keep moving forward or threw doubts into our idea to start a pursuit only to look back and realize we should not have listened to those people?
Well, regardless of the past, (and sometimes people will never look at you as a "new" person) do not waver from the path you set!!
Chalk the past up to the PAST!
We must learn from mistakes but not dwell on them as they are history now and YOU are the only person remembering and keeping them alive!
Faith and Courage are the keys!!
It is not too late either! Lose the worry and fear that your ship has sailed because there is ALWAYS plenty of time to change our attitude and outlook!!
You are on the right path and where you are meant to be right now...whether struggling with grief, unemployment, fear, divorce, illness, etc. or simply sailing in calmer seas ....and you must trust and BELIEVE thay greater and better things are in store for you!!
The tide has turned ....now step up and seize the courage to ride the wave to happiness and joy!!!
Believe it!!! Trust your inner voice!!
Do not let anyone talk you out of it!!!