Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Have You Ever Not Done Something Because Someone Said You Couldnt?


"Every truly great accomplishment is at first impossible."

It's a beautiful spring day that I am writing this and it's at this time of year that I get motivated about what the rest of the year holds. Right now I'm thinking about what goals I plan to accomplish. I'm brainstorming about my copywriting business and how I plan to market it and expand Twentity.com.

Spring may not get your brain churning but I know you've had those times when you are so excited about something whether it's a new job, a new shirt you want to buy or saving to move to a bigger place. You go to your friends or family with this enthusiasm that you want to share with them and the bastards just crap all over your parade. It happens all the time. It might go something like this:

You: Hey, guess what? I am going to start my own business.

Them: Do you think you can really do it? That's a lot of work. How are you going to pay for your health and medical benefits? What about taxes?

You: I'm just in the beginning phases right now. But I've done some research and I know I can do it.

Them: It takes years to grow a business. How do you plan to really support yourself?

You: I know it will be difficult but I've written my business plan. I just don't like working for other people and knowing what I am going to make and know that that is all I'll ever make.

Them: Do you know how many businesses fail in a year? I have a friend who had a pie in the sky dream like yours and now they're on welfare.

Basically, they try to throw every possible negative scenario in your face, as if you hadn't thought it through before. Or maybe you haven't but would it kill them to be supportive?

When you share your dream with them and they come with the no's and it's impossible, don't take it personal as if they are saying you can't do it. What they're really saying is they can't picture themselves doing that. They don't have enough courage to start and maintain your own business, they don't have enough discipline to save for a house and keep it, they don't have the guts to ask for a promotion. When you think of it, it's really not a reflection of you it's of them. But please don't let that or anything stop you from accomplishing your goals, ever.

"The one that says it can not be done should never interrupt the one doing it."

I read this quote somewhere and I can't remember who wrote it. It may be a Chinese Proverb, but it is so true. When I began thinking of doing SK Communications four years ago, my copywriting business, some comments I heard were, "You'll never be able to support yourself. There's no security in working like that." It was the same thing for Twentity.com but I didn't care. I knew what I wanted and I went for it. Even now, the comments continue though I've been doing well with both businesses. That is when I refer to the above quote and put the negative comments out of my mind.

"You only have one life and one chance to do all the things that you want to do."

So when you are all excited about something you are going to do, whether it's starting your own business, buying property, changing careers, leaving that dead-end relationship or changing your hairstyle, don't let anyone stop you. You know what is best for you. Your friends and family will tell you that they know you and they know that this is something you don't really want to do. You're succumbing to outside influences: friends and the media. Who the heck do they think they are that they know you better than you? You have to live with yourself day in and day out. So you better make sure that when you look in the mirror you are satisfied with the reflection looking back at you.

Don't get me wrong, some people think they are honestly helping you and don't know that they are being negative. I've heard that you are supposed to get rid of negative people in your life but what if they are your family members? Are you supposed to stop talking to granny? I say to just don't tell them what you are doing. Or you could and let their negativity be the motivation you need to accomplish your goals.

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do." - Apple Computers Advertisement

Related resources

Peak Performance
http://www.peakperformance-solutions.com/articlesandtips.html

How to Accomplish Your Goals No Matter What
http://www.successhelper.com/goals.html

ChaChanna Simpson is the publisher and editor of Twentity.com, the free e-zine for twentysomethings, featuring cheap and free events every other Wednesday. Subscribe at http://www.twentity.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Washington Post

Trail Blazers-Rockets: Thomas Robinson says his motivation is winning, not ...
The Oregonian (blog)
Regardless of motivation, for Robinson to get his want, he likely will have to play a significant role. After a few up-and-down months with the Blazers, when he struggled to find his place in the rotation and accept his role in coach Terry Stotts ...
Contenders? Rockets look to make mark against visiting Portland in Game 1Your Houston News

all 399 news articles »


Daily Mail

Gus Poyet used Jose Mourinho's record as motivation to beat Chelsea, reveals ...
Daily Mail
Sunderland defender John O'Shea revealed manager Gus Poyet had used Jose Mourinho's record as motivation for a win that significantly boosts their survival bid. 'Have a guess what the manager's team talk was?' he said. 'Be that team. Be that team to ...
'Congratulations' but no celebrations from Jose MourinhoRTE.ie
Mourinho 'congratulates' referee as Sunderland dent Chelsea's title hopestalkSPORT.com
Premier League: John O'Shea says Sunderland had the belief to beat ChelseaSkySports
Sunderland Echo
all 877 news articles »


Pac-12.com

Roundup: Extra motivation for ASU spring game
Pac-12.com
We got some more spring football for ya on Saturday, and the fun begins in Tempe. It's always good to have a little fun with these things, and there is a new twist in this year's Arizona State spring game: The winning team gets steak, the losing team ...

and more »


LeBron James has plenty of motivation for Heat playoff run
Washington Times
“I sent out a few tweets but I haven't been reading anything,” James said after Miami ended practice Friday. “I'm kind of just gearing toward locking in tomorrow night and go from there. But I don't need any motivation. I don't need extra motivation. I ...
'I don't need extra motivation': Heat, LeBron eager to start taking steps ...Fox News
LeBron James: "I don't need extra motivation"Sports Mole

all 1,432 news articles »


Melissa Joan Hart: Celebrity pressure is gym motivation
TVNZ
The 38-year-old actress - who gained 60lbs while pregnant with her third child in 2012 - recently lost a dramatic 40lbs and unveiled her impressive weightloss on Instagram earlier this month, but she insists it was her status in society that motivated ...

and more »


Yoga promises relief, motivation for sexual-violence victims
OCRegister
Yoga promises relief, motivation for sexual-violence victims. The eight-week course aims to help survivors by giving them basic tools to manage anxiety and depression. Tweet. Most Popular. Cal State Fullerton baseball coach Vanderhook placed on leave ...



How To Motivate People: 4 Steps Backed By Science
TIME
When tested in national surveys against such seemingly crucial factors as intelligence, ability, and salary, level of motivation proves to be a more significant component in predicting career success. While level of motivation is highly correlated with ...



Irish Examiner

Debate: Smoking weed affects young people's motivation, so is society too ...
The Independent
Young people who smoke marijuana may be at risk of “major” changes to the area of the brain that regulates motivation, a new study claims. Our full report on the study, carried out by researchers from Harvard University and Northwestern Medicine, can ...
Cannabis use linked to brain changes in emotion and motivationIrish Examiner

all 25 news articles »


Janae Van Burch lets determination be her motivation
The Jersey Journal (blog)
Janae Van Burch, 13 has figured out in the 8th grade that she possesses the ability to determine her fate by consistently motivating and applying herself to whatever challenge she is facing. She has an active life including school, track and field ...



Watford Observer

the fans - not the play-offs - should be Watford's motivation
Watford Observer
Beppe Sannino has not given up hope of reaching the play-offs but passionately stated Watford's supporters – and not a top-six finish – should be the players' motivation heading into the crunch game with Ipswich Town. The Hornets are seven points below ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.