It doesn't make sense to "them" - your ways, your dreams, your goals, your visions and your plans. It doesn't make sense to them because it's not for them. It's for YOU! Those things were given to you for you to bring them to pass. They were given to you to follow through on. Please realize your dreams, visions, and actions that you take will not be understood by others. Your path is YOURS, not theirs. They won't understand the way that you think. They won't understand why you do what you do. They probably wouldn't do things the way that you have chosen to. But you know deep down in your spirit that what you see and are being pulled towards will lead to great things!
Not everyone is blessed with the ideas that you have. Those ideas are in you, and you need to do things to protect them and nurture them. It's like being pregnant. When a baby is conceived, no one can see it. The mother may feel a little different before she even knows that there is life inside of her. She must do certain things to ensure the safety and protection of her baby. She must also take some extra nutrients to make sure the baby is healthy and grows. She avoids certain places and things (roller coasters, alcohol, smoking, drugs) as they can cause the baby to become deformed or stop growth. Some things can be so harmful that they can kill the baby. Infants that are born prematurely may not make it or require extra special care just for survival. Babies that were are healthy and full term would not encounter those things, but come out ready for the world!
Like an unborn baby, the seed (idea, vision, goal, etc.) that has been placed inside of you may not even be showing up physically; no one can see it. In order for it to grow, you are going to have to feed it - speak life, believe, research on it, learn about it, find out how others with similar dreams became successful, get in environments where you will gain knowledge and that will cause you to grow. Stay away from people and away from environments that will try and fill you with fear and doubt. Being in the wrong environments and elements can be detrimental to the growth of your vision. You must protect this precious gift that has been placed within you. The idea wasn't given to everyone else - is has been given to YOU. Protect it, feed it and nurture it so that it can grow. So that it can be healthy. When it is taken care of properly and ready to be birthed, your dream will be greater that you would have ever expected!
Stop sharing your dreams with everyone! You will make others uncomfortable when you begin to grow or act out of your norm. Not everyone wants to see you succeed. Most people do not care about your dreams and visions until after they are a success (and beneficial to them). Don't let the thoughts and opinions of others discourage you. If they were the one given the vision they would move forward and not care about what you think! They would follow their dream and be successful despite what others would tell them. Don't allow them to stop you.
Stop talking about it so much and like Nike says, "Just Do It!"
We are born into different situations - some great families, some horrible families and some without any family. The conditions that we are born into and the situations that we experience along the way have shaped and molded us into who we are today. Many people like to give their advice and input on what we should be doing with our lives. Some people mean us well and others mean us harm. However, most make the mistake of trying to mold us into what THEY think we should be! The "idea" of being a successful person has been characterized by looking a certain way, making a certain amount of money, owning the right house, driving the right car or holding the right job.
As people, in general, we often find reasons to divide and separate ourselves from each other. We like to point out each others’ differences and focus on things that divide us. We remain divided by race and ethnicity. We even go further with that and will separate even further based on the color of our skin - for instance there are several shades of Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans and we will even separate within those groups. We divide amongst each other when it comes to social classes. Even within some religions, such as Christianity, we will further separate from one another through denominations.
But in reality we have more things in common than we do not. Although we were individually created and possess unique qualities, we carry common characteristics and have many common goals. There are motivated and there are lazy people in every group, country and race. There are the hard-working responsible people in every society. And even though we joke about it, every family has that "one crazy uncle." Although we wear different color skin, we all bleed the same color blood. We have the same internal organs - 1 heart, 2 lungs, etc. We all live and will eventually die. For the most part, we desire for our children to be well educated, to be their best and succeed in life - whether that is educated on the streets or in a higher learning institution, we want our children to acquire what's needed to to make it in whatever environment they are in. We want to feel safe and protected. We desire to survive and for our offspring to survive. Whether we take action or not, we desire a lot of the same things. Although we go about things in different ways, we are striving for many of the same things.
If we can find out what we have in common and use that as a connector, we will be able to better work together. We will relate to one another better. And even if we choose not to work together, we can at least obtain a better understanding of each other and hopefully respect one another.
Things that I love that cross all color lines and boundaries: Music is a universal language. Smiles go beyond color barriers. Hugs, handshakes & head nods acknowledge. Laughter brings joy. We don’t have to be from the same place or be heading in the same direction to share these things.