Dealing With Not Having Everyone's Support
When I first started this whole journey of blogging and writing thing, I thought everyone was going to be super supportive of it. However, the more I am growing in this, the more I am realizing the people that I wanted most to be supportive and encouraging were the ones to be quick to reject and criticize. I was taken by surprise by this. I guess it was such a huge surprise for me because I have always been so quick to support peoples dreams.
I’ve been in a really reflective state lately about my vision and the direction I desire to go in to expand my blog, my brand. What I’m learning is, you have to almost become an expert at letting go of the things that don’t align with your vision.
Your passion is a priority.
Whether people support you or not, do you really want to spend your time dwelling on why they don’t support you? What you could be doing differently, just so they do? This passion of yours is one of the most important things in your life. Follow your heart, chase that passion, not the words or actions of others.
Life is short.
It is a little disheartening to have people around you discourage you but remember life is short and this bs doesn’t and shouldn’t matter. Do you really want to pull back from following your dreams and passions because of others? hellz nah
Sometimes others are insecure and jealous.
When I would vent to Spencer about this, he would always tell me. “You know they could just feel jealous, it has nothing to do with you” and i didn’t start to understand that until recently. I have never been the type of person to feel jealous of others so to me I was like but why would they even feel that way? They shouldn’t? yada yada yada. I have had to realize that it really has nothing to do with me. Some people are just going through their own shiz.
You cant please everyone.
You simply can’t. Its literally impossible. I have tried so hard to please all of my followers/readers. Will they enjoy this? Is this too blunt? Is this too edgy? etc. But it just starts being a burden and it’s very emotionally draining. So just stop.
YOU CAN DO THIS WITHOUT SUPPORT.
I think it’s natural to want peoples support and encouragement. But trust me it is possible to do exactly what you want without it. You are a very powerful human being, just all by yourself. Believe in that. Believe in you. and don’t give up!
I guess this post was more of a vent haha. But I have noticed that a lot of people go through this. So if this is going to help someone feel less alone then I’m happy to be writing this. And remember, whoever you are, whatever passion you’re chasing, I’m cheering for you!
You got this!!!