Don't Hold Me Back

Last Update: August 29, 2016

In most peoples lives there is that someone that says "Do you really think you can do that?" They aren't trying to be mean or hurtful and their intent isn't to belittle you.....and yet.... there you are belittled. With the utter of that one question you can suddenly second guess everything you had just done or thought of doing. Isn't crazy how doubt can come from one sentence, but belief in yourself takes a million good sentences and some shove for you to almost believe it.

When people in your life start speaking doubtfully tell them that their caution is appreciated, but you need support not caution, you need belief not doubt, and you need "yes you can" instead of "what if you fail?".... Other peoples caution can prevent a lot of progress if you allow it. SO instead of listening to their words it's better to listen to your drive.

How bad do you want it?

What are you willing to give to get it?

What will you do once you succeed...and...you will succeed....

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Staceyjohns Premium
Once I have succeeded I will rub it in everyone face that stood behind me shaking their heads at me and telling me its just another scam.
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JDunyon Premium
Its strange i thought I'd do that too. Now I just want to help0 people
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Plume1 Premium
That's not to mention the voices in your own head. Meditation helps with that.
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JDunyon Premium
Agreed. Our voices can be the most damming
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AnneTaylor Premium
Thanks Jennifer. I've learned to be selective regarding what I tell to whom until the time is ripe. That way I don't have to listen to the negativity, which is usually well meant.

What I love about WA is that people are breaking through all the time!
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JDunyon Premium
I always tell everyone what I'm up to, mostly because their doubt kind of gives me fuel. I enjoy proving people wrong it's like a pay check for me lol
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JudeP Premium
Yes Jennifer, we have to keep on pushing ourselves, no matter what other people say :)
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JDunyon Premium
Agreed. I don't think some people even realize when they say negative things. That makes me sad for them cause it means that negative is their habit and go to behavior.
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MKearns Premium
Good post Jennifer. Put your drive into hyper drive and drive through them!
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JDunyon Premium
Indeed. Hyper drive is my favorite anyway lol
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Loubelle Premium
Thanks J excellent blog
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you Lou
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halinphilly Premium
Keep on raising the bar
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JDunyon Premium
Most certainly
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janmar Premium
Yes you will!
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SteveOlan Premium
Hmmm... sounds like someone struck a nerve. Glad to see you are strong enough to see through it and keep pushing.

Just blogged about pushing yourself even when it's tough. You're doing that, good for you!

Just so you know, I never doubted you! My friend!
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JDunyon Premium
I never thought you'd doubted old friend.the support group here is beyond all others
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer! :)
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JDunyon Premium
You are more than welcome thank you for stopping by and reading
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Mike-Writes Premium
Outstanding post, Jennifer! :)
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you so much:)
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JonStevens Premium
That's excellent advice, thanks!
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JDunyon Premium
You're quite welcome thank you for reading
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stevecox Premium
Amen Jen !
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JDunyon Premium
I had to type it out so I could read it and take my advice lol
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stevecox Premium
It is a keeper, I printed it too !
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JDunyon Premium
You are so wonderful
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stevecox Premium
I just follow in your footsteps Jen and try to learn as much as I can from you about how to live !
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JDunyon Premium
The best advice I've ever been given about living came from my youngest daughter (wise beyond her years, I swear). One morning she asked me " Mom, when will we have a yard?" I replied "one day darling" and she giggled and said "all big people say that." I said "yea that's what we say when we can't give a definitive answer."
She say there for a minute and then jumped up and down excitedly. I asked her "why the sudden happiness?" only moments ago she seemed put out. She laughed and said "Don't you get it mom? Today is one day. So what did you want before that you said one day? Because I think one day could be today for something."
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stevecox Premium
Absolutely wise beyond her years ! Takes after her mother I noticed !
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JDunyon Premium
Lol I wish I was as smart as her.
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stevecox Premium
It seems like we learn from our children as much as they learn from us. Pretty good deal when you think about it!
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JDunyon Premium
Best deal I've ever signed up for.
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stevecox Premium
For me too !
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MPollock Premium
Like it thanks, dear
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JDunyon Premium
You're quite welcome darling
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