I am frequently asked about how to protect your dreams when loved ones aren’t supportive. Here’s my response:
Our loved ones don’t want to see us hurt and many times unconsciously don’t want to be hurt so it can be difficult for them to support our dreams. They may not even know that it’s their own fears that they are reacting to.
So what can you do? You can protect your dream like a new seedling in the ground. You might put a small energetic fence around it to protect it by not sharing it openly. You should water it regularly by visualizing your success, keeping nurturing images and affirmations around you, and believing that your dream is dreaming of you realizing it. Believe that the world needs your music.
And last, honor the growth process of your dream. Dreams have their own timing and their own magnitude. Some dreams were meant to be global and some were meant to just be realized. Allow your dream to come to life in the way it knows best. Allow it to grow roots and have a strong foundation. Allow it to grow with the water and sunlight and stretch for the skys. There will be rain showers or even storms but the stronger the roots, the stronger the foundation, the stronger the dream can grow into. And, take small, consistent actions every day. Oh yes, and send everyone around you love and light as you go for your dream.
I go into much more detail of making your dreams come true in MissionAbundance.
I’d love to know any questions you may have or if you have other ways of protecting your dreams.
I appreciate the wisdom of this post Kamin. Definitely dreams shared with the wrong people can be squashed or killed, much as a new seedling is in danger of dying. As our dreams grow, then we can share with more and more people.
I like thinking of our dreams like trees; the root system is often twice as high as the tree, which is why the tree flourishes and can withstand the inevitable storms. Often times people give up on dreams after laying down a lot of the root system.
Thanks for reminding me to nurture and protect my dreams, from seedling to fruition!
I was just reading this morning Jim Rohn’s 12 Pillars – which teaches about life as Jesus taught in seed planting. Jim talks about how we are not to allow the weeds to overtake our gardens and this is what you are saying here about protecting our hearts.
Great post Kamin. I’ll be back to hear more about your book.