Have you ever found yourself in a situation where friends, family or even people you’ve met along your entrepreneurial journey don’t believe in you and think you’ll never make it happen?
I have and it can be really testing. A couple of years ago I was going through a tough phase – I knew what I wanted to do, but everything seemed to be moving slowly and I would often get really confused about everything and to top it all off my family, even though they’re very supportive, would sometimes say things to me like, “Carrie do you think it’s time you start looking for a job?” or “Carrie, what are you going to do?” I know they had my best interests at heart, but it was hard for me to hear – I had a big enough job on my hands trying to deal with my own doubts and worries, so the last thing I needed was to know that the people closest to me doubted me too! Knowing that they didn’t think I was going to be able to make it happen made me question everything even more. It made me think, “Am I doing the right thing?” “Should I just go and get a job?”
I’ve also come across plenty of naysayers along the way and sometimes when you’re out there on your own trying hard to push the boundaries and achieve something amazing, someone else’s negative words can almost break you.
For me, I have found the best way to deal with this is to have a ton of faith and to stay connected to it. Faith is a state of mind I try and put myself in every single day and if I come across naysayers I take a step back from the situation and from what was said and I put myself back into a state of trust and faith.
It’s such a powerful thing, faith and trust are what have kept me going. In the video I share the steps I take in order to get into a state of faith.
When someone doubts you, thinks you’re stupid for trying or doesn’t believe in you don’t let it stop you. You have one life in which to achieve all the amazing things you want to achieve, so stay strong, keep the faith and trust that what you want to happen is a done deal.
Have you experience naysayers and doubters? If so, how did you deal with it? Leave a comment below.