May I ask you a question? What’s holding you back? How many times have you been held back from following your dream because you didn’t believe in yourself? Worse than that, how many times have you been discouraged from following your dream because of someone else’s limiting belief?
Take it from me I know how Satan works. Satan will try to plant all kinds of fear in your mind about things that are not even likely to happen. He will send folks to tell you that you can’t make it, that you won’t make it. He will often send family members, sometimes even a spouse who will say it’s not the right time; or we can’t afford it financially. That’s when you have to believe that God will never give you a vision without provision.
There will all ways be “haters”, so you might as well let the “haters” hate.
The greatest vindication for me, from those who said that I didn’t have the educational background or know how to run a newspaper; for those who said that I wouldn’t be able to publish more than two papers before I would have to give up; for those who said that I didn’t know how to speak Spanish, for those who said that I didn’t have the money to start a newspaper and for those who said that it wasn’t the right time to start a newspaper, is the fact that, after twelve years I’m still standing.
If those words don’t motivate you, consider these.
“As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” the trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.”
Don’t let your “haters”, your “so-called” friends, your family members or even your spouse be that rope of false boundaries and limitations.
Follow your dreams and don’t worry about whether you will succeed or not. Take it from me, your attempt may fail, but never, ever fail to make an attempt.