…Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, let us go up at once and possess it; we are well able to conquer conquer it. But his fellow scouts said, we are not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we are…
The above line is what you will find when you read the latter verses of Numbers 13 of the Bible.
Not everyone around you will believe your dreams, so many times it’s not because they wish you bad but it’s just that they can’t see what you see, their believes are not aligned to yours or they don’t trust your ability to pull it off.
This is where your ability to get others to buy into your dream comes to play. You must be able to paint a vivid picture of it that it takes shape and form in their minds. Once you’ve been able achieved that, you’ve gotten your first and most important set of people who can run with the dream.
Though at times, it does help to hear why they have resentments about the dream and why they feel you should not do it.
Henry Ford once said “If there is any one secret of success , it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own”.
Once you’ve been able to get their view, you can better convince them of why the dream will succeed especially if you need their support in one way or the other to pull it off. More so, it may give you more ideas on the modifications you might need to put into that dream or sometimes it could be a pointer to some pitfalls to look out for.
But always remember that “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position” ~ Leo Buscaglia…
I honour you.