“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
The significance of this dialogue that Will Smith delivered needs to be emphasized repeatedly in the world we live in today. This is such an important concept for many reasons. Here are few:
- There are so many negative people in the world that we live in today so it is important to find that passion/goal that will drive you no matter what. Your foundation has to be solid that even when people close to you tell you that something can’t be done-you are ultimately immune to it. Immunity to negativity is key.
- When people around you emphasize the limitations that you will probably come across during the process- they are referring to the limitations they faced as opposed to the limitations that you may really face. Why do they do that? Human nature. Since they weren’t able to surpass those limitations they want to make sure you don’t surpass that limitation either. Don’t be defined by their limitations and realize that you already have a reflection in mind of all the limits you will surpass which may go over their head.
Just keep working hard and get feedback from people who are well established in the field you are trying to thrive in. That is the best place to get advice, because sometimes people who are “close” to you don’t necessarily have the best feedback.
Keep believing in yourself and your dream and working hard,
Sending a lot of positive energy your way,
Manisha Sareen 🙂