Are You Letting Others’ Beliefs Stop You From Pursuing Your Dreams?

Written by Aleksandra Jelenic

Are you feeling that urge or that craving for more? For something different? You feel it in your bones, it’s time! You want it. Maybe you think you don’t have what it takes or maybe you just can’t figure out how it would be possible for you. You feel stuck.

Or maybe, you do know but it’s just so out of reach and unrealistic for your attainment that you feel it’s better to bury the idea of it, to deny you even want it.

We are all capable of imagining a better, brighter and happier version of life. It’s in our design to be capable of imagining it. We are all blessed with an imagination for a reason. As kids we naturally knew how to use it, that is, until someone told us not to.

If you’ve ever heard the following statements, “Stop looking out the window, focus on what I’m telling you”; “Be realistic”; “Stop dreaming, get back to reality”, or some variation of these, it was all a terrible lie. As a society, many of us are instructed to follow the employee / follower mindset, and a “do as you’re told” type of mentality, as opposed to the entrepreneur, owner, leader, “do as you imagine” mindset. It’s no wonder we have this instinct to stop dreaming up ideas that we can be more, do more, or have more.

The way to live the life you desire and deserve is simple, and because of its simplicity, 98% of the population never quite get there. Now, don’t get me wrong. I said it is simple – I never said it is easy! What makes it hard is our programming, our conditioning, our paradigms. What do I mean by this?

Your paradigms are a set of concepts or thought patterns, a pattern of beliefs you collected throughout life. Since you were born you were exposed to different people’s actions, reactions, ways of thinking, and behaviours, and over time the more you were exposed to a similar thought or belief, your subconscious mind stored it. When life happens and you face different situations and obstacles, your subconscious mind brings up the specific pattern as a way of protecting you. What if that belief was wrong? What if it wasn’t true at all?

Think about how your parents grew up. Do they have certain beliefs that they passed along to you based on their experience in life or what they were told by their own parents? Perhaps you have a sibling that has a different personality than you and experienced school differently; maybe they were bullied and warned you to behave a certain way to protect you. The thing is, you are not them! You may not and most likely will not have the same experience as they did.

What if they were wrong and you could have that beautiful life you desire, and discovered that you don’t need to work harder or wait for those incremental steps to get there. What if you were BOLD enough to just go for the big dream now? What if it will be a whole lot easier for you? What if you just changed any thoughts you may have that life is hard or that you have to work “harder” and that it takes years? What if you did it in 1 year instead of 5 or 10 years?

You must start paying attention to what patterns you have formed over the course of your life. Are they serving you for the better? Will they lead to joy, abundance, love, possibilities and opportunities or do they feel off and wrong? At the end of the day, you get to decide.

Aleksandra Jelenic is a Mindset & Business Coach and Mentor teaching ambitious entrepreneurs and those with a burning desire to become one, how to follow the prompting of the spirit, embody your authentic self with unshakable confidence, master the mind and eliminate disbelief so that you can start living the life you were called to live and the life you desire.

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