How to Deal with the Naysayers, Debbie Downers, and Dream Snatchers


No matter what it is you are trying to do, there are going to be those who tell you that you can’t.

Those who don’t see what you see.
Those who don’t believe what you believe.
Those who haven’t been given the vision for what you have.

How you deal with that?

How do you continue on when others around you, often those who you are looking for validation from, tend to rain on your parade or be a “Debbie Downer”? Do you start to doubt? Do you begin to lose confidence and stall on your pursuit? Do you give up entirely and let them snatch your dream?

I hope not.

See, the first thing you need to know is that there will always be naysayers. Most of the time they don’t intend to be negative or to shoot you down, they’re simply speaking from their perspective. But here’s the thing… their perspective is NOT yours and sometimes their perspective is hindered by their own disbelief and fear which they transfer onto you.

Now, I’m not saying you should ignore the advice of others. Quite the contrary, you need to seek it and absorb it. But, you need to learn to take it for what it’s worth, pull out nuggets of wisdom that might help guide you and disregard the rest.

If you believe in your idea enough, pursue it with relentless passion.

You were given that idea for a reason. You are the one who has the dream. Don’t let the limited perspective of others pull you down, stay the course and fight for what you believe.

If you don’t then you’ll just wish you had.

Daniel Decker
Daniel Decker is President of Higher Level Group, Inc., a strategic marketing and development firm that helps authors, professional speakers, and organizations who are doing good to expand their influence. LINKS: Follow @DanielDecker on Twitter | Visit the "About" Page | Subscribe to the Blog and get updates via RSS or Email.
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