The WISDOM of Mark Twain ~ 7 Life Lessons to Live By; #2
“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” ~ Mark TwainAnyone who has ever decided to take a different path, has experienced the shock, disapproval and concern from their own tribe (aka friends, family etc…)
It often isn’t until you cross the line from idea to fruition that they may (and not always) give you kudos.
That is why the #1 nugget from Mark Twain, in our Series is all about SELF-APPROVAL.
If you don’t have the kahunas and self confidence to see the resistance that others have towards your goals and dreams as merely a reflection of their own insecurities, then kiss your dreams goodbye.
Our friends and family love us, care for us and want the best for us, but they will often discourage actions that take you out of the norm. Know that they have the best of intentions and move forward anyway!
We always say, never share your goals with those that 1. Cannot help you get there and 2. Don’t support you 100%. Otherwise, you are just asking for trouble.
Make your own way, do what is in your heart, because those that matter won’t mind..and those that mind…don’t matter!
Doug and I always take people thinking we are crazy and different as a GOOD sign–a green light!