I’m currently doing the whole “quit my job to pursue a dream” thing. I left the security and stability of having a salary along with a supposed career.
You may not have done something huge, like make a career shift, but perhaps you’ve offered a different opinion and everyone just disagreed. You would have expected more from your family, your friends… and I know how disheartening that can be. It can be really hard to swallow all the “noise” around you, and that’s ok. It will hurt and you will feel alone, for sure, but please don’t stop believe in what you do, in what you think of, deeply inside your gut. Be your own greatest supporter because at the end the one you want to make proud and you want to make happy is you and only YOU.
Choose to work through your hurt from the lack of support from your family and/or friends. You can’t change people and to be honest, you don’t have time to spend your energy in it. Sometimes we have just to accept the fact that they don’t understand the situation and by trying to find a solution won’t change them but only end up holding you back. Is it what you want? What you need? I don’t think so.
What you want to achieve has to be your priority. Do you realise how lucky you are right now? A lot of people go through the motions in life, not doing what they love, ending up constantly looking back and asking themselves “What if?”. You are working on your success, your wellbeing, your better self. You are doing what you love and what you will enjoy the rest of your life. Do you want to be one of these, looking back in regret one day down the line? To not know what could have happened if you tried to do what you really wanted to do? I don’t think so.
We are in a society where comparing others is a principle. Bear in mind that any time you will try to be different and be yourself, people will cross your way and make it harder just because you are not doing the way everyone is supposed to. Do you really want to pull back on following your dream or doing what you want because of others? Do you want to start living a life that probably doesn’t fulfil your potential? I don’t think so.
This situation will drain you, sometimes you will feel like shit because you feel alone and have the impression nobody cares about you. It’s natural to want support and encouragement from the people around you, but it is possible to do what you want to do without it. Think of how many successful and inspiring people took the most complicated road to reach their goals. Be proud, feel lucky of wanting the life you dream of. You are a very powerful being, just by yourself. Believe in that, please don’t give up, you will meet challenges every time and this is a part of the process, a part of the success.
There is no shortcut to anyplace worth going.
Full Love – JG