True or False: You Should Never Share Your Dreams and Visions
Growing up I always heard, don’t share your dreams and vision, now that I think about it, it is such a flawed assumption, but then you think about all the people that have believed this and all the dreams that never got a shot at being shared talk-less of being stolen by others.
How can you not share? How then do you find other dreamers, other helpers, get investors, or hire employees if you can’t explain the vision you have.
I conducted a small survey, that found that 1 in every 13 people believe that they should not share their; visions, dreams and ideas with other people because it will be stolen without their permission.
No one is exempt: family, friends, enemies and social media will steal your business ideas.
They see your enterprise has potential and they run with your vision and dreams and or modify it to fit into an existing service they already have.
There is no limit to how they will use your vision and creativity for their business.
While reading I came across the 2 people below who shared their visions with others and what happened after both encounters.
- Joseph in the Bible shared his dreams with his brothers and his entire future got derailed as a result.
- Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel who rejected the $3 Billion offer from Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s in 2014 after they had extensive meetings together.
Snapchat CEO lucked out, unlike Joseph who found out the hard way. Maybe we don’t need to share our dreams and vision with others if we don’t believe in sharing it, but can you answer these 2 questions and consider why you don’t like sharing.
Remember this, that at the end of the day even though Joseph was sold he could become who he saw in his dream.
And that’s the same reason why Snapchat CEO didn’t sell and his company became who they were destined to be.
- Is it because you were told not to in the past.
- Or because of a bad experience with people.
Either way, it may be time to test the reasoning: because the final answer to the title question is FALSE.
Is it possible that our philosophy is based on our parents’ philosophy, our upbringing, the environment we grew up in, our fears and our view of life.
The problem with believing people steal our vision is not with them… (you know) “the people”.
I’m sorry to say this….
Wait for it: It’s not them, it’s “YOU”.
You’ve got to believe in your dreams and destiny more than everyone else, more than yesterday, more than tomorrow.
I’m telling you that no one can steal your vision and dreams they can try but it won’t be the same, because you are the secret ingredient to your dreams; they can duplicate it if they want.
Work on your vision, figure out what is important and pursue it with focus and determination.
Be convinced about it more than everyone you’ve shared no matter how many times you’ve shared it.
If you will keep planning, keep executing, keep moving then it will come to pass: your visions, dreams and goals.
Chang watch: Do this – Follow your gut feeling on whom not to share with; if it does not feel right that is a sign, yes, certain people should not be told of your dreams and ideas,
Don’t forget those that pushed you on towards your dream when you shared with them, they must forever hold a spot of honor in your heart.
Pleases share, post, tweet, If you know of someone who will be inspired by it.
Sincerely In Joy,
Encouragement from an optimistic single mom.
Life changed for me in 2008, and since then it has been an adventure.
I have learnt to love the road I am on, and smell the roses while driving on it too.
I believe that standards of living can change without a moment’s notice, affecting our old way of life.
That Passion can die, and be reignited again.
I found my passion and It’s writing and the story behind it.
I’m super passionate about hospitality, leadership and finance.
I am a single mom of boys who wants to change the world through a smile and genuine service.
I own up to the fact that I make an awesome follower.
I encourage and I inspire. I write, I blog, sometimes – I lead well, and sometimes I follow badly. But the important thing is to get started.
I recently met Simon Sinek, the Start with Why Guy and and so continue to inspire the world.
Email me for a free 20 minute chat or to help you on your way to your Why.
from my heart, xoxoxo