I overheard a conversation once between a business partner and his team and what he said really changed my thinking and I felt motivated to do what I was supposed to do with much more strength and valor. He said, ” Many of us tend to fall in love with our dreams and not the process. It is only when we fall in love with the process that our dreams may be achievable.”
Something in me was tapped and I somehow thought about that statement for the next four months before reality knocked and I chose to make my hands dirty by working hard. I knew from the beginning when I started my network marketing business that it wasn’t going to be easy to make it to the top. To be honest I wasn’t prepared for the challenges but along the way I became stronger and stronger till nothing could shake me off from my path to success.
Let me take you back to my days before I even knew the existence of any network marketing opportunities. I was a student and still I am, at the University of Nairobi taking a bachelor’s in arts majoring in Linguistics and Communication. My friends used to laugh at me when I was pushed to say what I was studying for as they saw what I was doing as something weak and won’t lead me anywhere. Many of them were doing diploma courses at local private universities and they viewed what they were doing as greater and more marketable than mine. One friend of mine even influenced me to change to economics which I almost did but after talking to my brother about it, he told me not to change my path. I was enthralled by his reaction when I told him I had not done what he had advised me to do.
I chose not to listen to them, I knew I wanted to be a writer and that was what I was talented in. I went in back in time and remembered how I moved people with my writing and left them with nothing to say and that really motivated me. It was in that same year that I begun my unfinished book ‘In the Morning Sun’.
If I had listened to these people maybe I won’t have been here writing my blog. Funny isn’t it how people want to control you with their ‘wise’ opinions and advice yet they themselves are not remarkable people to follow? I don’t mean it that you don’t listen to what other people are saying but my advice is you sieve everything you are told and select the beneficial ones. People are dream snatchers and if you are an ambitious person like me I know you know what am talking about. People don’t want you to be greater than them that’s a fact, but you have to live beyond the naysayers as they will drag down the gutter with them. Learn to follow your dreams and not what people put in front of you, be strong and live your life to greatness.