- June 6, 2011
- Posted by: Fola Daniel Adelesi
- Category: Uncategorized
Let no one talk you out of your dream | Fola Daniel Adelesi, ASM, ACL, Wcc
One of the greatest lessons I have learnt from listening to the people who have gone ahead as entrepreneurs or people in other great fields who had dreams of their own is that from time to time before you can produce anything tangible from your dream, people will try to talk you out of your dreams. The delicate part of talking you out of your dreams is that they will never sound discouraging so you will not easily notice that they are talking you out of your dreams.
When the processes of talking you out of your dreams begin, it will be like an advice from a loved one or a concerned fellow. They will have all the facts to show you that what you are doing is not working and that you should come to something that works. You will have a list of facts from them regarding the things you have to gain if you leave your dream and follow the line of another mans dream. They will not tell you it is another mans dream but they will convince you about your comfort and tell you a lot about job security.
Things may be hard for you right now and some of the things you are doing may not be working yet! You may have written hundreds of proposals like me and you have not gotten any response. Well, in that case you are not alone and that is not a reason to give up! There is only one thing that I suggest you do. If you are really convinced that what you are doing is what you want to do for the rest of your life or for this particular time, then you must go all out and find out how it is really done so that you can have your way. If you keep trying it the same old way nothing will work and you will end of being frustrated. Remember that you are not the first person to do what you are about to do. Someone has done it before and it has worked before. You really do not have to do it the exact way the person did it but you can always learn.
If you look at some of the people who will try to talk you out of your dream, they are people who just want you to be comfortable and they mean no harm but you and I know that anyone who will do anything great will not be comfortable in life at the beginning. There are sacrifices to make. Let no one talk you out of making the sacrifices you need to make in life. If they succeed in talking you out of your sacrifices then they have succeeded in talking you out of your harvest and prosperity.
If you hear my story you will know that from time to time I hear people who sincerely love me but are ignorantly trying to talk me out of my dreams. They want me to have job security and comfort. They want me to have regular income and something I can always fall back on every time. I once saw a movie (the social network) on Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of facebook and I got insights into how he didnt have money to start and had to partner with a friend who raised one thousand dollars for the business to start. I also clearly saw that mark was not interested in money from the beginning of the project. All he wanted was to put up an idea and have it running. The same person who was not interested in money from the beginning of his idea is today referred to as the worlds youngest billionaire
It didnt just happen like that! He made sacrifices, got into trouble with school management, was dragged to court by his colleagues in school but those oppositions are not known all over the world today. What we know is facebook! an idea that withstood opposition because the founder did not let people talk him out of his dream! I saw a report recently on television that said if facebook was a country, it would be the third largest country in the world. America alone has more than 121 million users of facebook and there are other countries, including The United Kingdom and Nigeria, with millions of users.
If you dont remember all that I have said, please just remember that people will try to talk you out of your dreams and they will not be conspicuously discouraging you. They will be subtle about it. They will talk you into giving up your sacrifices and taking up ready-made opportunities. If I am your brother, I will tell you there are no ready-made opportunities. Stay with your dreams no matter what people say! Stay with your dreams regardless of the opportunities that people are offering you. Dont accept peanuts today and lose and entire future!
Fola Daniel Adelesi, ASM, ACL, Wcc
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