Today’s Monday Motivation quote is about fear from other people and how they can try to put that fear on you and in turn stop you from achieving your dreams.
This quote is from Ray Goforth who is the Executive Director of the Society of Professional Engineering. His very useful nugget will help you shuffle through input from others and discard unhelpful advice.
On your journey to success, you will meet many different people, some of who will have your best interests at heart. These people will probably admire you and try to give you advice.
Some of this advice will unintentionally minimize your dreams, claiming that you have your head in the clouds and you cannot achieve the things that you want to.
One of the most important things that you will do for yourself is to learn how to shuffle through this advice.
Sometimes, people project their own insecurities on others. They may have big dreams that they abandoned because of fear and seeing someone else on the same path may trigger negative emotions in them.
That is why Ray Goforth’s quote is so important today. It should help you to separate good advice from bad advice given from a place of fear.
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
You must always go through the world with the utmost belief in yourself because you will meet different kinds of people, many of who will have good intentions but will be too short sighted.
It will always be up to you to fight for your dreams. So, during the times that you are not quite sure, remember Ray Goforth’s quote during the week and beyond, and keep achieving great things.
Have a great week!