5.21.2011

What Do You Do When Friends or Family Don't Believe You or Support You?


Shortly after I started this blog I was so excited to share my newly self titled site.I started telling friends about it on facebook, I got a call from one of girlfriends and she was just in awe of this blog I had started. She complemented me and told me how she really thought it was such an awesome idea and she enjoyed reading it. I was so excited that I had the support of one of my friends.

On the other hand, I have a friend (who shall remain nameless) who I've been friends with for quite awhile who I've told about my blog several times, but I have yet to get as much as a response out of her other than she's seen the message on facebook. Wow, was I crushed for awhile about that.

It's a special thing when someone "gets" you. I have just a couple of friends that do and some family members and obviously, followers that I get comments from, from all across the planet (Hey, followers *waves*).

It's always good to have encouragement when it comes to persuing your passion.It's even sweeter when you have atleast one person in your corner that has your back at all times. We all know that sometimes that's just not the case and we have to fight on our own.

Most of all you need to believe in yourself first and foremost. It hurts that even so called "friends" don't support you or aren't real with you but you have to press on.

I know it sounds corny, or redundant but really ,if no one else believes in you, you MUST believe in yourself.

When starting new endevours or stepping out of the box, don't always count on everyone to "get" you or support you. Just remember, the one's who count will always be there and be on your side!

It makes me think of the following song...
"The Motivation for me was them tellin' me what I could not be....oh well"-Pharell ("So Ambitious"-a song off of Jay-Z's The BluePrint III)

8 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean. Just keep believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams :)

    oh and you welcome.. I love your blog :)

    Sauniya'
    xo

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  2. just leave them an continue as always...
    when it gets huge, u won't have to ask them.. i went through the same thing x

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  4. I love your attitude Ms. Nana! Thanks for the advice and for reading :)

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  5. I know how you feel.. It is a bit discouraging but as long as you believe you can do it.. you can do it .. and for most of the time, ppl who discourage us will eventually comes around..

    It happens to me as well and I hate the feeling that I will blame them if I don't follow my heart..so for me , their discouragement and disbelieve in me gives me more reason to proof they wrong.. ^___^

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  6. I know how you feel. I've been there. And like you said "if no one else believes in you, you MUST believe in yourself". That's the truth! But there's nothing like having a stable support system. But this could be a time for you to strengthen your trust and be thankful for who YOU are & those that appreciate & love you.
    I love this song & Jayz'z Encore as well when he says "And I need you to remember one thing, I came, I saw I conquered".

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  7. Thanks for you comment Ashley
    Yes! Exactly! Gotta love Mr. Sean Carter and his positive messages!

    -NA

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