Why you don’t get support when you’re doing something “different”

After High School I had 1 year working and travelling in Australia – Then I came home to Norway and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. The only thing I knew was: I don’t want a normal Monday-Friday job, and I don’t want to go back to school..

I came across an online business, and with no idea HOW I was going to do it, I had a stomach feeling that it was right for me – so I got started. The hardest thing for me, when I started to tell people around me about my ideas and plans, was that most of the people I thought would support me, didn’t. I remember I felt so disappointed and sad…

After years, going against the “normal”, I’m totally fine with not getting support from everyone around me. Why?

I have found that the reason they don’t act supportive is not because they don’t care, or are bad people. It’s not because they don’t believe in me. And It’s not because they don’t want me to succeed, or because they try to “destroy” my dreams and plans..

It’s because they don’t fully understand. And that is nothing for me or you to be upset about.

People that loves you, and that don’t fully understand why you are doing what you are doing – are just showing that they care by telling you they are concerned. Take this as a good thing instead of being disappointed, and know that you don’t need anyones support to get where you want to be in life :)

Believe in yourself and go for it!
(And know that they will all come back and support you when you succeed ;)) – Berit
image(Sunset at Koh Lipe, Thailand with one of the beach dogs ;)lovelove)

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