"Don't ever let anyone KILL YOUR DREAMS!"

  • “Don’t let anyone kill your dream. Life is too short to abandon your dream based on a flippant comment from a Dream-Killer. If you give up your dream, you give up your reason for existence in this time and place. Never give up on your dream! Never!”

    I am sure this event has happened to anyone and everyone reading this blog today. You have a dream about something really important to you that you would like to see happen in your life. Suddenly the light comes on and you figure out how your dream can become a reality. Your life changes as the surge of enthusiasm floods into every pore of your existence. Sleeping becomes difficult as you mull over every detail of your emerging plan to accomplish your dream. Along your path to success, you write down the preliminary plan required to move forward. Eventually, you gain enough confidence in your plan to share it with someone you believe in in your family or circle of friends.

    Unbeknownst to you, the killer of dreams and aspirations lies in wait for your idea. This idea killer is in every family and every circle of friends and associates. The personal agenda and intentions of these idea killers vary from hate to unconditional love, but it doesn’t matter because if you listen to the advice of people who have never accomplished a seemingly impossible dream, you will end up like them on the scrapheap of forgotten possibilities and expired opportunities.

    These dream killers are deadly and should be avoided at all costs, but I have found another type of human being to be the most egregious and discouragingly detrimental to the entrepreneurial spirit. These are the willfully ignorant.  Willful ignorance is the state and practice of ignoring any sensory input that appears to contradict one's inner model of reality. At heart, it is almost certainly driven by confirmation bias, the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories.

    We all suffer from confirmation bias to some extent. We all wish some level of acceptance from our family and peers, and we like to associate with like-minded people, but in my opinion, there is no excuse for stupidity. We have all been endowed with the capacity to learn and perhaps the most unforgivable human characteristic is willful ignorance better known as Intentional Stupidity.

    So please understand that the willfully ignorant are Dream-Killers as well because they will always give you their ignorant opinions based on zero effort on their part to become enlightened about the facts. While you should banish these people from your life because of their negative influence, we must all remember that they have the right to be stupid and ignorant protected by the first amendment to our Bill of Rights under our Constitution.

    “But, Don’t ever give up on your dreams because of these well-intentioned Blood Suckers of original ideas. Our world depends on people like you to bring to life new ideas for a better tomorrow!”

    Warm regards,

    Bill Hultquist, CEO

    Patriot Network

     

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