There is one common question that skeptics and haters will always ask when you think about stepping out and doing something new. The problem is, the skeptic and hater is usually your own brain. Seth Godin calls this Lizard Brain.
The question comes in many forms, but it usually sounds something like, Who do you think youare to _______?
The real heart of the matter is that we are so concerned with what others will think of us. We hate the thought of rejection. How many potentially great businesses have never been started, not because of lack of ideas or even financing, but because someone may ridicule the idea?
Think about the vast majority of the people you interact with (excluding close friends and family). I bet about half of them you didnt even know five years ago, and the other half you wont even talk to in another five years. So if this is true, why would their opinion keep you from doing something great that could carry on for a lifetime, and even leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren?
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind. – Bernard Baruch
Talk to your spouse or closest friend and tell them about a dream that you buried because of your Lizard Brain. Then, get started reviving it!
This article was originally posted by Shawn Albright on ShawnAlbright.com.