Have you ever felt a sudden desire to make a life changing decision? This decision might require that you leave an unhealthy relationship, return to school, change careers or even start a business. You think about your desire for a moment and become filled with excitement. Your mind is just about made up, but then you begin to wonder if you should act on it. At this point, you think it might be a good idea to get a second opinion. You share your idea with a friend or relative, and to your surprise, you walk away feeling discouraged. Perhaps you are told that you should set a more realistic goal. You might even be told a dozen reasons why this is not the right time or the right decision. Many people decide to give up at this point. However, this is an excellent opportunity for you to conquer your opposition!

Sometimes the people you expect to be in your corner will turn their backs on you. Many times the people that you hoped would support you are secretly your opposition. Your opposition seeks to plant doubt in your mind and destroy your vision. This is why you must be careful about who you share your dreams with. Never accept advice from someone who has never done what you are attempting to do. You might not have all of the money you need to reach your goals, but press forward anyway. You might not have all of the support you need to reach your goals, but press forward anyway. Finally, you probably have a ton of questions, and very few answers. At this point, you know what to do next….press forward anyway. Keep pressing towards the mark, those who do not give up will reap their reward. When you have a passion and a burning desire to enhance your lifestyle, you will always have opposition. Ignore the critics. If a desire is placed in you, it can be fulfilled! Are you ready to conquer your opposition? Until next time…..

Dr. Jessica Houston, LMSW

Success Coach and Empowerment Speaker