Just ignore your people

By Alma Namene Amunyela |

Your friends, family and loved ones will be the first people to try talk you out of greatness.

If you don’t know, now you know. It’s strange but actually true. When you’re ready to do something and try something new, something that is out of your comfort zone, it’s the people who know you well who know well that you can’t do it.

Ladies, it’s always the one you’re dating the one you marry, the one close to you in your family, your best friend, those ones in your immediate circle who will always try and talk you out of doing something special and significant with your life.

They might mean well and be concerned for you, but the best thing you can do for yourself is to walk away from them and walk towards your greatness.

As ladies we are mostly scared of walking away from the people who mean so much to us, scared to take bold action and to open uncomfortable doors, to go looking for new opportunities without having fear for failure and rejection, without having fear for the word no.

Do you know how many ladies have had visions, great ideas and huge career moves that they were about to make and they allowed the fear of the word no to stop them from changing the landscape of their lives and their family lives?

Rejection is painful. Failure is painful. This is why your people will try to talk you out of trying to reach for your greatness.

But if you really want to achieve your potential, then you have to suffer the pain of failure and the pain of rejection on your way to greatness.

My lady, just ignore your people and go after your greatness.