“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” -Unknown
We’ve all got that one person (or people!) in our lives that tell us it cannot be done. We can’t save more money, we can’t get out of debt, we can’t achieve our dreams. But those people don’t know how truly powerful you are. Don’t let them interrupt you. Keep doing it.
How are you ignoring the naysayers? Let me know in the comments!
I just try to concentrate on my goals. The more i concentrate and look at my progress the less i worry about other peoples opinions…awesome quote! very inspiring!
I find that it helps to recognize that their “naysaying” is THEIR problem. It’s about THEIR fears, THEIR own worries. Maybe THEY feel like they can’t do it and worry that they’ll get left behind. Maybe they aren’t ready to conquer their own issues. Then, I review my goals and look to see how far I’ve come. I have hidden a few people on social media though because their constant “I can’t…” or “Why is it so hard…” or “I know I should…but it’s too hard…” gets me down.
I keep thinking about this quote “First they’ll ask you WHY you’re doing it. Later they’ll ask you HOW you did it.”
We got (and still get) so much backlash for moving into 200 square feet (airstream) from our family and friends, but as our bank account is quickly growing, people are starting to ask me how we made the move. They’re still very doubtful but it feels good to have turned a corner. :) And we’ve never been happier!
Whoa. Love that quote. So perfect! (and go you for moving into the Airstream! Love it!)
My journey is kept private. I talk about it with my financial advisers so that they know my goals and how I think about money. My tax professional knows so that we can plan out the future year’s savings and investing plan. I do not talk about my strategy with family or friends because I don’t want to hear their opinions about it. I know that most people do not share my philosophy of saving as much as possible and buying income-producing assets. No one gets that, but that doesn’t matter to me. What matters to me is that my future will be solid and I can quit the day job when I want to and on my own terms. So, let the naysayers alone and leave them be. But I’ll just keep doing my thing happily.