3 Things you must ignore if you want to reach your goals

 

1. What others say about your plans

Everyday we are judged. May it be at school or at work, by our friends or even our own family. We are judged for the clothes we wear, the things we say, what we do or do not do.

It can be hard to always feel exposed to the criticism of our social environment. Especially when you are feeling insecure about wether you are going the right way or not it can be demotivating. But the point is, that no one knows what is best for you, but you. As soon as you realize that, you can look at other people’s opinions on you from a different perspective and interpret them as advices rather than critical statements. Parents for example tend to be overly protective and want to prevent you from doing everything that might be too risky or challenging for you. But at some point you need to step out of their and your own comfort zone to make a big step towards your personal dream.

2. Setbacks and obstacles

Anyone who dreams big has to get used to receiving setbacks and having hard times. Be aware of possible difficulties and obstacles occurring on your way up. Don’t give in when things don’t work out as planned. When feeling unmotivated and powerless, remember why you started, recharge your battery and get going again. Never give up on pursuing your dreams!

3. Bad experiences from the past

We all have failed before. We have failed at tests, made serious mistakes, missed great opportunities or made wrong decisions. And we all had to deal with the consequences. That can be intimidating at first. Just like after a breakup most people need some time to be able to open their heart to someone new and trust them. But if you want to be successful and you’ve set your goals high, you should not let your past mistakes that have left you sceptical of your own ability control your actions. We can always learn from bad experiences and use these lessons to build new confidence.

“In order to succeed we must first believe that we can”  

-Nikos Kazantzakis

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