The video below serves as a powerful rebuttal to those who have foolishly proclaimed what cannot be accomplished.
Certain people feel obligated to place an imaginary ceiling on the potential of others. Rather than working to better themselves, these dream snatchers invest their time towards telling others what can or cannot be done. Dream snatchers come in all shapes and sizes. They could be friends, family, coaches, or teachers. Often times, the dream snatcher is someone who previously failed, thus takes comfort in seeing others do the same.
Speaking from experience, I have known plenty of people that I thought were friends who secretly wanted me to fail. Perhaps their desire to see me fail was fueled by jealousy or frustration over their own misfortunes. Regardless of the motive, I have never been one to believe the opinions of others. Instead, I would rather be seen as the foolish person who believes he can do the impossible. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Maybe I will fail at times but I am sure that I will accomplish much more than I would have otherwise.
Why waste time trying to limit what someone else would like to accomplish? Speaking as a parent, I have instilled in my children that they can go as far as they are willing to go. I am not about to tell anyone what can or cannot be accomplished. We all deserve the right to find out for ourselves. It is not for me to decide what someone else can achieve.
No one lives inside your body. No one knows you better than you. Don’t let someone else rent a space inside your head to halt your attempts at doing what they believe is impossible. Take a chance and find out. If you are persistent enough, you will likely surprise yourself and those around you.
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar