A couple weeks ago (actually during the TruTour weekend), I came across this quote: “Your growth scares people who don’t want to change”. And ever since I read it, it has constantly been in the back of my mind. I feel like it has been weighing on me heavily recently and I have finally decided to share it because I’m sure this will hit close to home with a lot of you.
Trunited is different. It completely breaks the rules for how things are normally done. It sounds too good to be true. And for a lot of you trying to spread the word about this incredible opportunity, you may be faced with a lot of adversity instead of support, even from those closest to you. People may try to discourage you from being a part of it and you may even hear things like “that will never work”. These are such hard things to hear and deal with when you believe in something and have the excitement that we all seem to share when you really understand what this opportunity is. Just know that we completely understand and we know the difficulties you all face.
You see, what a lot of people may not know or realize is that Nic and I face so much of this in our own lives. People who don’t want to see us succeed or see us be happy, people who want to try to hold us back, people that attempt to create road blocks at every turn…and what I have realized is that fear is the #1 motivator behind all of this. With every setback and with every person that tries to stand in our way, this quote has become such a good reminder that sometimes people are just scared. They are scared of your growth and success and your potentially “different life”. They feel threatened by your dreams. They aren’t ready to embrace change and they certainly aren’t ready to let you embrace it either.
But how sad that we can’t all encourage each other, lift each other up, celebrate success and growth and be happy for those around us. Why does it matter if the person next to us has a better job, bigger house or happier marriage? If that’s what you crave, then use that picture to set bigger goals to attain; but can’t you still be happy for the person that has those things while you do that? Can’t we all love and hope and dream together?
With all the scary events happening in our country recently, this hope and urge has become even stronger. To love and support each other. And maybe that’s what people need, to be loved a little extra through their fears. We are changing the world and we are changing lives. And for all the people on that journey with us, surround yourselves with the people that support and encourage you and love on those that try to stand in your way, but move around them also.
Don’t let others’ fears destroy your hopes and dreams. Only you can make them come true!