Naysayer- a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views: Despite a general feeling that things were going well – urban dictionary[/caption]

There are many times in life when we find ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Between pursuing our dreams and standing back in the shadows. Then there are those who come into our lives for the sole purpose of antagonising our dreams. Sometimes they do so out of jealousy. Other times, they do so out of fear. They are afraid that we may fail, that we may regret our decisions, that we are on the wrong path. However we must remember, that we were born alone, our vision was given to us alone, and those that take bold steps often do so alone. So here are five easy steps on how to deal with naysayers when you know what your purpose is.

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From the moment I held this book in my hands I knew it would be powerful, and insightful. However, I never quite managed to get to reading it straight away, and when I did, I didn’t complete it in 40 days like Rick Warren suggests. When I finally arrived at the final chapter and he mentions the completion of a 40 day journey, something in me sighed, a weight pulling my heart down saying how I wish. But hope was not lost; because what I gained was great, my journey was just beginning, my purpose yet to be uncovered and the wealth of knowledge about to be shared. (more…)