Hello Steemians, I trust everyone is well
On this post I would like to talk about something that is quite common, the people I like to call thieves of dreams.
I've talking about putting the work on your journey to be surrounded only by good, honest people.
But to do this, you must be alert to be able to recognize the opposite, the ones I'm talking about today.
I was also talking about our real family we can build along our journey, that not necessarily is related to us by blood. Our true family involves everyone that want what's best for you, that truly care about you, related or not. Unfortunately I know people who have parents, or siblings who are not good to them, and to me that's not real family.
My late father is a great example, he had parents that were not fair with him and made him suffer a lot, however he was able to build a real family with his wife, his children and friends who are sometimes as precious as brothers.
But I digress enough, regarding the thieves of the story.
We have to be alert to this aspect of life. Since I've trained thousands of people along my career, I've had the opportunity to study this very thing in detail.
What is scary about the thieves of dreams is that they are closer than one would imagine. I would even say that the first thieves of dreams we will encounter will probably be within our very own family.
I'm not saying that they act as thieves for your dreams because they have bad intentions, but regardless of it all they do. Many times people around you project their dreams onto you, and hence they expect you to go down the path they think is the correct one.
I had a good father that taught me a lot of fundamental things I needed for life, things like honesty, respect, loyalty and responsibility, and of course that was precious to me. So what I'm about to say might sound confusing, but my father was a thief of dreams for me. Because he had always been an employee, when I would tell him I wanted to be independent and build my own life this way, it made him scared, and he would tell me that i was sure to fail.
In his mind rich people are born rich, he would tell me I had my head in the clouds, and I had to get a good job and get to working.
As you see, someone who was very important to me, someone who taught me foundational things about life, my father, was robbing me from pursuing my dreams. On the other hand my mother always supported me, and constantly pushed me to try harder, so I would often share my dreams with her, and her alone.
People that empower us are the magical elixir for our lives, they bring us the energy that we need so that we don't give up when things get really difficult.
So the message I'm trying to leave you with today:
"Beware those who want to take your dreams from you"
And always be alter, because they can be very close to you, they can be those who you are constantly sharing your ideas with, but they keep on putting them down, literally becoming the roadblock in your life.
This does not mean you can't enjoy these people, have a party, enjoy a drink, nothing like that.
What I'm trying to say is that with those people you will do best staying quiet and keeping the dreams to yourself.
Another lesson I learned is that is best to listen to life advice from people who have lived the situation before, the situation I'm sharing. To listen to advice that is just an opinion with no experience, can be counterproductive, it's all speculation after all.
Much Regards for my fellow Steemians