Don’t Let Others Dissuade You

Don’t let others dissuade you

It is easy to let go of a dream when someone tells you it isn’t worth it. Do yourself a favour and don’t let others dissuade you from living your passion.

Life is definitely hard, so why not make sure we are doing something we love to do? When we do what we love and find a way to make a living from it, then it isn’t truly work. It is living your passion.

When you live your passion the world is a better place for it. You contribute positively to society and you are a happier person all around. Your happiness will be infectious.

There are those who will tell you not to chase your dreams. Perhaps, it is they who are afraid that you might succeed. If they are too afraid to chase their own dream, what does it then say of them if you succeed?

True friends will support you in your endeavours. They will lift you up on those hard days when you are trying to figure it all out. These are the people you want by your sides. They will celebrate with you when you succeed and tell you not to give up when you fail.

Here is an example, if you love to dance but can’t be a professional dancer, for whatever reason, there are still choices and opportunities. You can teach local dance classes. You can share your talent with others and do what brings you joy. You can share your talent, dancing at seniors homes. This brings joy to the seniors while you yourself are having fun.

We might have to adjust our end vision if it isn’t quite realistic at times. This doesn’t mean that we still can’t do what we love to do. Your talents are the gifts that you were born with. They are meant to be shared with the world.

Be realistic as well. You may need to work a different job to support yourself until your dream takes off. This isn’t giving in, this is ensuring you have the means necessary to live and support yourself, or your family while still working towards your overall goal.

If others tell you to forget it, ignore them. Always take advice when offered as that is how we learn. There are people who can guide you. Find them! They are the ones who have done what you are trying to do. You can avoid some of the mistakes they already made.

If your are chasing a dream that is your passion but haven’t quite got there yet, keep going. Don’t give up and don’t let others dissuade you.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Let Others Dissuade You

  1. colincoles2016 – Frome, Somerset, UK – A novel writer, since 2014. Atlantic Hijack, an action thriller was first published then with the author name of Sam Grant. Professional seafaring experience from early life was incorporated into this novel and sea poems. Pre-sea training led to ten year service aboard eight merchant ships, as apprentice and deck officer, before training in retail management and marriage in 1973. The confinement of offices and city centre stores most likely contributed to resigning from retail management and applying to join Royal Mail-ultimately in the role of postal delivery. Later as a work place trainer. Between leaving the sea and starting in retail management, two seasons were passed in the role of deck chair attendant on sea front and beaches. "Dancing on the Beach," a romantic thriller by Sam Grant owes its authenticity in detail to these experiences, in the way that the two action, mystery sea novels owe depiction to earlier, professional sea-going experiences. Good review from Sea Breezes, an international sea journal. A recent novel has reference to the author's postal life experience - Persuasions Price Summer farm life experiences, helping on a relatives farm, is also relevant to background source. Galactic Mission, first (2017) and Part Two -(2020) lacks known personal experience of aliens! There are space ships in both novels and innovative creations for earth air sea transport - AS Skaters in Part Two. The author an avid science reader in his younger life. About sixty poems are published by a national publisher. "At Home in Lockdown," a Sam Grant, poem, was chosen for a book publication, in September, 2020. Action mystery novel, River Escape is a sequel to Atlantic Hijack, but stand alone novel. There are sea poems in Poems with themed notes(2016) and short sea stories on Sam's Website with Word press. Point of interest. Latest novel is Galactic Mission Part Two(October, 2020). Editorial list of all novels by Sam Grant at end of story. Opportunity, from BBC Radio Somerset, October 30th, 2020, for Sam Grant to chat about his latest novel and sea life experiences with Simon Parkin, on Mid - Morning Show, was very enjoyable and much appreciated by author, although Facetime technique was amateurish by Author! Novels, are available through Amazon at URL Good booksellers will also supply through Print on Demand. Author has posted novels to readers during Lockdown and holds a few copies of all publications. 3/01/2020. Direct distribution is available from Paragon Publishers, Rothersthorpe, on request to Sam Grant author. Email Please give title/ author and ISBN to order from a book shop and or visit and view Kindle chapters at URL Web site for short stories, poems and commentary from Sam Grant, Author.
    colincoles2016 says:

    Words of encouragement. Acquaintances will say that you are a prolific writer. Sometimes in an accusatory way. As if you are only allowed a limited space to write in. That you should only write in a certain genre. I was keen on the performing arts and writing, in my early twenties, but it’s only in retirement that I’ve managed to write and publish novels, short stories and poetry. It can be off putting to be criticized, for not sticking to one genre, but you do need to ignore the naysayers and just get on with writing in whatever genre you wish.

    1. Agree wholeheartedly. I was told in my late teens not to pursue a writing career and since I respected the person advising I listened. I always ended up in jobs though that used my creativity and writing. Only now am I fully living my passion.

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