You can get free advice from every corner- your friends, relatives etc. But it is up to you to filter out good advice from bad and people who encourage you from naysayers. That’s how you will succeed. Here are 5 things people say that you shouldn’t believe so that you can believe in yourself.
#1. It’s Risky- You Might Fail
You might have heard a lot of near and dear ones say this when you come up with a new idea. But mostly it’s their fear that is speaking which is why you shouldn’t pay any heed to their fears. Know that there is no pass/ fail model. Every opportunity comes with its own sets of experience. Even if you fail, you would have gained something from that experience and you will be better prepared the next time.
#2. Everything is hopeless
Stop letting people tell you that things are hopeless and miracles aren’t possible. Once again, this is just their perspective of life and you don’t have to let them dictate the terms of your life. Even the most adverse of situations can be turned around. Your future is in your control. What you do today, decides who your future will look like tomorrow. Don’t let people tell you that miracles don’t happen. Believe in yourself and be convinced that really great things can happen if you just decided to do them.
#3. Do it perfectly or don’t start at all
Perfection is a myth. There are no set standards for a perfectly cooked dish or how perfect people look. It all depends on how you see things. What’s perfect for someone might appear faulty to you and vice versa. So, don’t give others the power to define perfection for you. You do what you have to and how you want to do it. As long as you give your best, you will know what’s perfect for you.
#4. You shouldn’t dream big
Most people would really be saying it out of concern for you because they don’t want to see you disappointed. The bigger you dream, the bigger the failure can be. But at the same time, if you succeed, the bigger your rewards will be. If you don’t dream big, then your goals will not inspire you and if your goals cannot inspire you, you will never achieve them. Make your goals matter by dreaming big.
#5. You can’t change it
Very often you will hear people say that people don’t change or this is how things have always been, you can’t change certain things. But when you hear them speaking these words, stop and ask yourself “why not”? where is this idea coming from? Mostly people don’t make efforts to bring about changes and then blame situations or how change isn’t possible. You should know that change is the only constant in life. People and things are always changing and evolving. You can always grow and become a better version of yourself. And you can always change the circumstances around you.