Believe it or not, the greatest threat to your goals and dreams is when you permit the opinions, and critiques, of others, to determine what you do—or do not do.

The way our parent(s) raised us determines how much the opinions of others dominate our thoughts. Sure, it’s great to have feedback, even if it’s critical, but if we allow it to discourage us from working harder, then it’s no longer helpful.

Your best defense is a strong offense. In other words, by constantly strengthening your resolve, you’re making yourself “impervious” to outside interference. Let me break this down:

Resolve: a firm determination to do something.
Impervious: unable to be affected by.

The best form of defense is to be impervious which means that you’re unaffected and unmoved by what happens around you—including the opinions of others. To become more impervious, you must strengthen your resolve which means becoming more resolute about your goals, dreams, or life direction.

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How do you increase your resolution? By feeding your primary desires. If you consume more of what you love and take in less of what you don’t like, you’ll become more resolute.

If you’re spending too much time entertaining the negative opinions of others, you’ll open yourself up to failure. If you use that time for consuming resources relating to your goals and dreams, you’ll strengthen your determination, open yourself up to greater creativity, and take action for creating what you want.

It’s that simple. By spending your mental time on what you love, you’ll crowd out the evil of what you hate. It’s like ridding your lawn of unwanted weeds. Either you pluck the weeds out one by one, or you can flood your yard with healthy grass. The latter is the most efficient way to having a great lawn.

It works the same for your mind. Don’t spend all your time rejecting negative input. Just fill your thoughts with what you love and the negative has no place to grow! Metal up!

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C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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    2 replies to "How to Defeat the Greatest Threat to Your Goals & Dreams"

    • David J Lebowski

      ” Don’t spend all your time rejecting negative input. Just fill your mind with what you love and the negative has no place to grow! ”

      Wise words. Gets my thinking going on a lot … I am very impressed with your rollercoaster metaphor as well : the first guy sees danger, the second one sees fun. Thanks again for all the advice. Hope i’m not putting too much comments lol (but i guess lots of comments and likes are a good thing).

    • C. J. - The Metal Motivator

      You’re good, bro! I’ve enjoyed your comments on the Facebook page as well. I love seeing someone own their life!

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