Many of us want to make an impact in the world. As we grow up, the society fills our minds with the thought, that achieving greatness is impossible, and only a few god gifted can achieve it. As we grow, these beliefs get embedded in our minds and we believe it to be true, without ever questioning it. These beliefs pass down the generations, spreading the most contagious disease – mediocrity.
The world would have far many successful people as of today, if people realized this simple concept. It doesn’t matter if people believe in you or not, if you believe in yourself, if you dream something no one would dare to, you will make it happen, just don’t give up.
What scares people is the fear of failure. People are scared of uncertainty. There are two types of dream chasers – one who can only see their goal, and the other who see the obstacles lying in between them and their goals. For this, I would suggest you to Dream Big and don’t think twice. In this post, I will help you believing in your own self, and the work that you are doing.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. ~ Steve Jobs
The road to every great journey begins with a dream. The ones who achieve the greatest dream the greatest. For them, practicality means mediocrity. Everything great that has been achieved- has been achieved due to a strong belief. Before anyone else believes in what you are doing, you have to believe it. What I have learnt is, the majority of people will not believe what you believe in. This is completely normal in the journey of every successful person. The ones you trust and love the most, will be the first ones to talk you out of it.
It Is Not Necessary That Everyone Will See What You See
Just because you have a great idea, doesn’t mean that people will give you the support head on. Majority of the people have been influenced by the plague of mediocrity. The people who make no impact in the world, and struggle through their life every single day, are the ones who act of having the key to every problem. For them, life is a very short term. They cannot see beyond their everyday life, yet they are the ones who think they have it figured out. Even the ones you adore will try talk you out of your dreams, or try to push into a pit mediocrity as they did for themselves. When you dream big and believe in it, you are bound to meet people who wouldn’t dare to even give it a thought. The first thing you will meet with is a denial for pursuing it. They will try to push you into what they think is right. But always remember, no matter what, you are doing this for yourselves and countless others who need your help, not for those who are trying to talk you out of it. The world would have been a changed place if the people had to go in the cave which scared them. People let the noise of the crowd drown out their own inner voice, and that is the reason they fail to even follow their passion and dreams, hence living a life of despair and regrets, eventually taking their regrets with them to their deathbeds.
Believe in yourself! Before anyone else believes it, you have to believe it. Have the courage to stand strong in your resolve. The world will deem you crazy, the whole world will call you delusional, term you as failures, coin you as outcasts. But remember, these were the people who made history, not the ones who put on the labels. The concepts of greatness are way past the understanding of the ordinary minds. They would never grasp the concepts of how success works, for them its just a matter of luck and nothing more. These type of people will be your friends, family and your teachers. The best part is, these people will live a life of grief and regret, and will push you into the same life by giving you morals, which may be correct in their perception, but it simply isn’t. For them they will try to spark fear in your hearts, which ultimately leads you to doubt yourself. But like any good farmer, be sure to cut these weeds of doubt every single day.
Biggest Factors That Harm Ones Believe in Oneself
It isn’t the failures that cut out the believes, it is the fear of failure, which is aggravated through the crowd. You have to cut out the people, or at least the communication from those who demotivate or demoralize you. You may upset or disappoint them, and it may be hard if it is the ones who you live with, but please do it for the sake of your future, and for countless those who need your help. You are the average of 5 people who you spend the most of your time with. If you are spending it with people who are depressed, naive, short on temper or pessimistic, you are going to end up that way. Even the successful people aren’t invincible. They surround themselves with like minded people.
Only the 1% succeed, as they have the rare courage to go against the naysayers, the haters and those who misunderstand them. In the path of success, you will be criticized, called upon as a failure, be disgraced and misunderstood. Don’t worry. Succeed. Please succeed, and once you do, you can surround yourself with all the greats, who will push you further to do more great things! Don’t be the normal crowd, who will regret their shallow lives on their deathbed.
Those who believe that they can’t, will force you to think that you can’t.
If you dream big, you are already a hundred steps ahead of the 95% people. To get ahead of the 99%, and be hailed in the hall of fame, you have to take the hits from the naysayers and keep striving forward. It is okay if people misunderstand you, it happens with me a lot too! But the thing is, you have to know and believe that you are a rare breed. You are a tiger, in between rats. These rats will always be in a competition, but even if they win, they are still going to remain rats. These rats won’t understand the concept of being a beast, and will tell you just how you can’t be one. But hear me out, you are a tiger! You are a predator. You hunt, and you kill! The rats are the ones who should be scared of you, but they affect your mind as you stay around these rats! If a tiger believes the thought process of rats, he will believe he is a rat! The same goes with us, every time you hear those naysayers criticize you, be happy about it! They aren’t going to do anything with their lives, just going to pass everyday like a challenge, and finally leave this world behind, always wishing happiness but do nothing to get it. Only when you stay near the other tigers, will you realize your true potential. You are a beast, who is being held down by ropes, pulled by the rats! If you think those feeble ropes can stop you, they will. But when you find your true potential, you will put all your might into being freed out of the ropes of mediocrity!
It is okay if no one helps you or supports you, or stands with you. Tell yourself over and over that you believe in yourself. When you start taking actions, instead of wishful thinking, that’s when the things around you change! That is when the magic of believing in yourself happens.
Concluding With the Example Of Elon Musk
Elon Musk, one of the greatest innovators of the 21st Century. Owners of Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, Solar-City, Hyperloop, OpenAI, he is known for his ambition of colonizing mars. He was hellbent in making space flights commercial. He wanted to make electric power cars, after which the whole world started calling him crazy for his big dreams. Great scientists, big engineers, news channels, presidential candidates, all disagreed and criticized him for his ideas. They denied that this will be a massive failure. He proved them all wrong. Tesla Motors was a creation of his believe. He is taken as the role model of self belief. Even thought he cried so many times in this journey of loneliness, he had his self-belief accompanying him!
The tone of his voice, is enough to give anyone the goosebumps. His believe is an example of how the impossible could be accomplished. After a couple of weeks, he succeeded, and then perfected the landing of his commercial flight. He is an epitome of grit.
With this I would like to request you, please do not give up. Believe in yourself even though you might be alone. The world needs your potential. Countless people need your help, you can’t help them being a rat.
Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, and that is believing in yourself.