I got this from a friend, and thought it may inspire you as as well.

Do People Laugh at Your Dreams????

My favorite quote by one of my gurus, Robin Sharma:

“If people are not laughing at your dreams at least once a week, you are aiming too low!”
Another one of my heroes, Henry Ford said:

“If I’d have asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”
Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook because he knew it would work. In his mind.

Or did Sergey Brin and Larry Page (Google founders) ran from pillar to post to see if their idea of ‘downloading the internet on their computer’ is ‘really workable’? No, they just went ahead and created it.

Wright Brothers knew they would create a machine that would make them fly…And they did it! In spite of people calling them names…

When Sony launched its Walkman – which is to date the highest selling consumer electronics product in history (iPod has yet to catch up!) – there was hardly any market research when it was created. It was something that one of the founders of Sony, Masaru Ibuka, created for himself first because he wanted to listen to symphonies on long-haul flights. And rest, as we all know, is history.

I could go on and on with more examples, but now, let’s talk about you and me.
Our problem is, even if we have a brilliant idea/thought/plan, we don’t follow through.

First we ask people who are closer to us to ‘have their opinion’ because they are OLDER, RICHER, SMARTER, WISER, EXPERIENCED etc (all in our minds, though!). And what do they tell us, in all their ******* wisdom?

‘No way!’
‘It will never work!’
‘You must be out of your ******** mind!’
‘Remember that guy? He tried it and failed. So it’s better you don’t try it. Learn from his experience!’
‘You have a cushy job, why would you want leave and do this crazy thing?’
‘We are in recession’
‘This is Africa, it won’t work here!’
‘How could anyone in our family do THAT!’
Et al.

Wow, what wise opinions…Not a single person thinks that we could be right!

And we believe them!

And we start thinking since everyone is saying it won’t work, then IT WONT WORK!

And we leave the idea/project/business/product etc and go back to our favorite place:


You would be delighted to know that even the most intelligent and so-called ‘wise men’ of their fields have been proven wrong at times. And we take someone’s opinion seriously who doesn’t even KNOW what we are talking about….

Guess who said this in 1983:

“The Internet? We are not interested in it!”
You won’t believe it, but, it was……..Bill Gates!

Hope you will take your dreams and ideas seriously, even if people laugh at them or YOU.
In fact, you should ENSURE that people laugh at your dreams…

Never forget that it’s YOUR LIFE that we are talking about, not someone else’s and …You only live once!

Steve Jobs couldn’t have said it better than this:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”

Dare to dream.
source: http://www.jamiiforums.com/business-and-economic-forum/415493-stand-for-your-dream-no-matter-what.html
my friend royna jf member.


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