As I write this I’m sitting in my apartment in Germany—my home for two years—and it hit me that in just three days I’m going to be relocating back to the USA after an epic adventure of living abroad and traveling the world.
Since 2009 I studied or lived abroad in: London, England; Bonn, Germany (twice) and Dubai. I have traveled to over 30 countries in that time as well. But, you want to know a secret? When I started my adventure nearly seven years ago there were a lot of people who didn’t believe in my dream of living abroad and traveling the world. They doubted me, pushed their negativity my way and urged me to rethink my plans. I must admit, it was not easy fighting against the people who did not believe in me. But, nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goals so I kept pushing forwards and did not give up.
Looking back on my adventure, I am certain that the path I went down was the right one for me. I do sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I actually listened to those people who wanted me to live a totally different lifestyle. I suppose I would have made them happy, but I would not have made myself happy.
A huge part of why I started this blog was to help you, my friend, on your journey through life. I know that you have a dream or goal you want to reach. The honest truth is that it is inevitable that you will come across some people who do not believe in you. So now I want to share my tips on how I dealt with those people in the past. I do hope that my tips will help you as well!
My 4 tips for dealing with people who don’t believe in you
1. Remember to believe in yourself. Anything is possible! If you are confident about reaching your goals, then you will. But, if you don’t feel confident you will self-sabotage any dreams you have for yourself. Visualize your success and tell yourself every day you know you can reach your dreams. Over time the people that don’t believe in you will see that you are reaching your goals. Trust me, when you do finally start reaching your goals all those naysayers will actually start believing in you!
2. Make sure you have at least one person that will support you and cheer you on. In order to reach your dreams, you need to have one person that will keep pushing you towards your goals—especially if you have a lot of people who do not believe in you. No close friends or family to support you? Don’t worry. You can always talk to me. Whenever you need someone to give you some positive feedback or support, just reach out to me!
3. Remember that sometimes other people project their fears onto you. So maybe some people tell you, “you won’t be able to reach your goal” because they actually feel they can’t reach that goal. Don’t let their fear make you not do what is in your heart!
4. Cut out the negative people from your life. This is a big one. Over the past few years, I have had to let go of some people in my life due to the fact that they were just bringing me down by constantly making me feel I could not reach my dreams. It is hard to let these people go, but toxic relationships will only keep you from reaching your success.
What are your tips?
So, those are my best tips on how to deal with people who don’t believe in you. Of course, I have plenty more to share so if you need more advice just get in touch with me! What tips do you have for dealing with people who don’t believe in you? Make sure you let me know below in the comments or on social media!!