How Your Dreams Are Holding You Back

“I like to think America got its Declaration of Independence because someone told Thomas Jefferson he was a terrible speaker and should focus on writing. Oprah was lucky that a producer told her she was unfit for television news, it’s what gave her an opportunity to do daytime television. Plenty of people had their lives switched this way — they thought they were heading in the right direction until someone showed them they weren’t even on the right road.”

It’s not often you come across a motivational post that tells you to stop chasing your dreams, but this one makes a compelling point.

Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, makes a great case for why it’s important to give, hear and (sometimes) heed criticism.

He explains your dreams may be preventing you from succeeding at the things you’re actually good at.