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Christopher Columbus’ plans were to discover a new and shorter route to the West Indies which was virtually impossible at that time. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ignored Columbus’ initial financial request saying, “Forget it!”
Radium was a scientifically impossible idea. “Forget it,” the experts advised Madame Curie.
“What a silly and insane way to spend money. Leave flying to the birds; forget it,” people remarked to brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright.
But they all made their dreams happen. History is replete with amazing stories such as these.
Do you realize the driving force that made these people pursue their dreams and attain success irrespective of all the odds? It was their unshaken belief that they could make things happen. This belief enhanced their potential to perform. Subsequently, they took massive action towards the direction of their dreams. This single step gave them bigger results which further enhanced their confidence.
These successful individuals performed in a zone where success and failure meant two different things. Their obsession became a larger-than-life objective. They practically strived to let their dreams materialize or die for them.
Fear was never an option. They crossed all barriers which might have restricted them from marching towards their goals, but they persevered and won in the end. Do you not think that “forget it” actually sounded like “go for it” to these achievers?
If you start hearing convincing words in your head telling you that all your dreams are possible, then do not look back. This could be the moment you are waiting for, the chance to uncover opportunities that will prove that your dreams are valid.
* Start small but dream big, and never lose sight of your goal
* Embrace feedback to help you succeed in your professional life
* Use rejections to motivate you to improve, pursue your dreams
Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company