You Just Never Know

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“No one knows enough to be a pessimist” ~Earl Nightingale

This quote reminds us that no one has a crystal ball and no one can clearly and with certainty look into the future and know with 100% accurately what will happen.  No matter what anyone says, no one can tell the future.  This means that you can’t discount your dream until you see it through—investigate it completely and follow where it leads.  This also means that you really can’t let anyone else’s opinion of your idea stop you from pursuing it.

Even if they’re experts.

But you do know, even if you don’t have tangible proof.  You know it “in your bones”.

YOU are the one who hears the Still Small Voice inside of you.  YOU are the one who has the special vision that your dream gives to you.  Because of this, you see connections, possibilities, and opportunities that no one else can sense.  YOU are the one who has the special gifts, talents, and abilities that are needed to achieve your dream—it’s all part of the package that comes with it  (you wouldn’t have had the dream if you didn’t already possess the raw ingredients needed that enable you to achieve it).

There are many unknown factors involved in new undertakings that aren’t detected or anticipated before starting.  It isn’t until steps are taken that they’re revealed.  Naturally some of these factors create challenges that need to be solved but, oftentimes, other factors turn out to be catalysts that spur the project onward in ways that seem miraculous.

But no one really knows this until the first step is taken, and then the next, and then the one after that….

You MUST follow where your interest, enthusiasm, and gut instincts are leading you.  You must investigate, follow through.  You just don’t know—no one knows—if something will work or not until you roll up your sleeves, jump in there, and dig into it.

So don’t join the ranks of the pessimists and think that you can’t achieve your dream simply because there’s no proof that you can do it.  Get busy instead!  Become so engrossed in moving toward your goals and dreams that you no longer hear the naysayers.  Keep moving forward and eventually everyone else will see what you knew all along:  you CAN–and you did– achieve your dream!

Your homework today is to roll up your sleeves and get busy!  Take the next step—break it into microscopic pieces if that’s what it takes to make progress.  It doesn’t matter if the step is large or small; the important thing is to move forward.  So get going!!

You can do this, I know you can!  I believe in you!

Post in the comments section below links to articles on the Internet about inventions that are now part of the fabric of our everyday life but were, at first, laughed at by experts.  Here’s a link to get you started: The Experts Laughed

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend,


One thought on “You Just Never Know”

  1. Reblogged this on Yes I Can Pep Talks and commented:

    For “See It Again Saturday”, I thought you’d enjoy this post I did way back in 2014. It’s as relevant today as it was then–it’s still critically important that you listen to your Still Small Voice and make progress each day toward your dreams.

    You can do it!

    Your Friend and Pep Pal,

    PS Let me know what you think of this post. Leave your comments below. Thanks!


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