Sharing your ideas with the wrong people can be deadly to your dreams.
I've seen it personally and with people I know more times than I can count.
When you start to dream, you are extremely vulnerable. You want to believe the dreams can come true, and in many cases, you are beginning to let yourself believe they can.
However, if you are like most people, you believe dreams are just that . . . DREAMS. They happen for other people, but not for you. So when you start the process of beginning to let yourself believe in a dream, you have to be careful - careful with how you treat that dream and careful who you share it with.
In most cases, the people we wish to share out dream with are our loved ones. We want their support and for them to join in and help us achieve our dreams. Unfortunately though, it doesn't always work out that way.
You Are The Person You Are Because Of The People You Have Surrounded Yourself With.
A couple days ago, I wrote a blog about how you are, who you surround yourself with, We Are A Reflection Of The People We Surround Ourselves With. And you can change where you are going by changing the people we surround ourselves with.
We all inherently know this . . . at a subconscious level. We know that about ourselves and about others.
So, when you share your dreams with others, especially family and friends who love you, part of their subconscious reaction is to undermine those efforts. Not because of some malicious desire to kill your dreams - that's not the case at all. In fact, they do it out of love - they do it out of the person that they want in their life
You see, when you begin to pursue your dreams, those who know and care about you inherently know that you are going to grow. And growth is not only towards your dream, but also away from your old life - and possibly away from them.
It's important to know that people don't throw roadblocks in front of you intentionally.
They don't provide negative feedback on your ideas because they want to hurt you.
When you set your dream and commit to it, you change who you are.
However, those around you haven't changed at all. They haven't committed to your dream - in fact it may be completely different from what they want. That doesn't mean they don't care, it only means they don't want things to change.
Don't Invite The Wrong People Into Your Dreams
The bottom line is that your dreams, especially in the early stages, are vulnerable. So be careful who you share those dreams with.
Look at your past. . . it doesn't matter how much someone loves you, if they have stifled your dreams in your past, they most likely will again today . . . or in your future.
Protect your dream, until it matures and gains strength in your own mind.
And then, when it is safe, and you know that their nay-saying won't undermine your efforts, bring them on board - because after all, they are quite often the people that care the most about you.