So many of us give up at the first hurdle when following our dreams. We believe that we can't do it or decide it's too difficult.
Just look at a few examples of what wouldn't have happened if they gave up too soon:
Jack Canfield was turned down by 144 publishers for his Chicken Soup For The Soul books. He is now worth over $20 million.
Howard Schultz was turned down by 217 banks before he got funding for Starbucks. He is now worth $4.3 billion.
Sylvester Stallone sold his dog so that he could buy food. However, deep down he knew that he could write a winning film script. Then when he was offered more money than he had ever seen for Rocky, he turned it down as he wanted to play the lead role. Even when he was broke and was told he would never act in films, he dreamed that he would be a successful actor. In the end they agreed he could play the lead role, but only if he accepted a percentage of the films royalties. By believing in his dreams Sylvester Stallone is now worth $400 million.
If you have a dream, then believe in yourself and don't listen to people who are trying to hold you back. Remember everything man-made was once someones imagination and dream. They took massive action and never gave up on their dreams.
Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and become the person you know you can be.