Ever Been Criticized?
“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.”
~ Henry Ford
If you’ve ever had a dream – you’ve also had critics. It seems they show up right on cue every time that special new dream begins to form. Critics come in the form of family members, employers, friends, and associates.
Interestingly, the only opinion worth listening to is your own. The opinions of others simply reflect their own limitations – and have nothing to do with the achievement of your dreams. Just imagine how shallow the world would be today if the following individuals had listened to their critics:
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s family said, “How long will you go on training all day in a gymnasium and living in a dream world?”
Mary Kay Ash’s attorney advised two weeks before her first store opening, “Liquidate the business right now and recoup whatever cash you can. If you don’t, you’ll end up penniless.”
His teachers to Ray Charles: “You can’t play the piano, and God knows you can’t sing. You’d better learn how to weave chairs so you can support yourself.”
What Diana Ross heard her teacher say when auditioning for a high school play: “You have a nice voice, but it’s nothing special.”
Have a dream? Live it, pursue it, and achieve it – with a passion!