Do you ever find yourself contemplating about what other people will think of your next business decision? If you do, you need to rethink about whose dreams you are really chasing.
Steve Jobs once said “ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”. We all value the opinions of others, but sometimes we can take it a little too far. We focus solely on what our peers will think of our decisions and we end up missing out on amazing opportunities and then our dreams pass us by.
You should let your heart and intuition tell you what is best for you because no one else truly knows. Think about it: would you let someone else have access to your bank account and let him or her spend your money on what they thought was best for you? Probably not, so why are you letting them choose your dreams for you?
Focus on what your gut says when an opportunity arises. Most successful leaders didn’t become successful by following in everyone else’s footsteps. They took chances and most importantly they didn’t listen to the opinions of others. Surround yourself with people who inspire you, motivate you, and support your decisions. You will find that doing what is best for you is a lot easier than doing what you think everyone else believes is best.