I graduated from University in December 2015, started my own business a month later after graduation. Along the way, there are a lot of people trying to discourage me from starting my own business and the support was next to nothing. There was this “woman” told me that I was foolish to start my own business at such a young age and I will never be successful. I was taken by surprise by the some of the comments I heard. It was hurtful and just imagine how disheartening that can be coming from the person you have so much respect.
Sometimes you will expect support and encouragement from friends, family and relatives but most of the time it will only come down to rejection, criticism or even worse, a laughing stock. It can be really hard to swallow all the negative noises around you. All you can do is focus on your goals and keep on fighting because it’s never going to be easy.
So, I’ve come up with 5 Things To Remember When People Discourage You From Starting A Business.
1. Work hard in silence, let your success be the noise
There will be people who try to discourage you or look down on you, remember do not let all these negative people destroy you. Instead take it as an opportunity to learn and grow, and keep moving forward. Let your results do the talking.
2. It’s your life, live it your way
You may feel a little depress when you receive negative comments, but remember, life is too short to worry about others’ people opinions. You do not want to start living a life that probably doesn’t fulfil your potential right?
3. Follow your passion
Whether people support you or not, do you really want to look back in regret one day down the line? To not know what could have happened if you tried to do what you really wanted to do? Follow your heart and do what you love.
4. Believe in yourself, anything is possible
Always remember, you can do it even if others say you can’t. But you cannot do it if you tell yourself you can’t.
5. The best revenge is to improve yourself
Read a book or learn a new skill, start doing now and you’ll be successful.