Every moment of every day, you decide what your future will look like. There is a voice inside your heart right now that is letting you know exactly what it wants. It may be a gentle whisper, it may be a relentless scream, but it’s there….listen…Can you hear it?
When you act on that little voice, everything in the world feels right. That is until you hit the Wall of Doubt. The Wall of Doubt is invisible to the eye and crippling to the soul. It is the only REAL obstacle you will face on your journey to fulfillment.
The Wall of Doubt is the window to shattered dreams. There is no going around it, no avoiding it, no going over it, or under it. You must go through it.
Although The Wall of Doubt has many faces, it is nothing more than self-doubt manifested as misinterpreted discouragement in the words of others, misunderstood “signs” from above, and ill-perceived mistakes.
As Chris and Janet Attwood said in The Passion Test “there are only three things holding you back; false beliefs, false concepts, and false ideas – which is really only one”. Make no mistake, the only one standing between you and success is YOU.
When you feel like the world is against you, consider this:
No matter what you do with your life, no matter what decisions you make, people will judge you. There’s no escaping it. Some will agree with your decisions, some will not. Some will celebrate your victories, some will not. Some will be sad when you are down, some will not. Succeed or fail, mistake or not, the fact is that it’s just not possible to please every one all the time. Try to please everyone and you are sure to fail 100% of the time. Why waste time worrying about the opinions of others? When you experience authentic joy, that joy will spill outside of you and onto every person in your life. Why not focus on that instead?
Things are rarely as they seem. When you find yourself in the midst of the judgement of others (especially from those you love), try to remember that although debilitating, it may be coming from a place of love and protection. You can’t chase your dreams while living inside your comfort zone. When you step outside your comfort zone, you inevitably take those you love right outside of theirs. Of course they will kick up a fuss! Everyone’s irritable outside their zone, throw in the treat of worry for you and…well, now you’ve done it! When those you love come off as less than supportive, pay close attention. It’s likely not the lack of encouragement that is upsetting. More times than not it’s because the words we are hearing from them reflect the doubt we have in our own minds.
Stay true to that little voice inside your heart. Stand strong in face of doubt. Have faith and keep moving forward. Go ahead, Unleash your inner superstar!
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