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6 Negative Thoughts That Will Shatter Your Dreams



Negative thoughts lead to a negative toxic mind

The road to achieving our dreams can be scary. In fact, the fear in our minds can hold us back from so much that we don’t even take a step toward our dreams. It’s as if the more the dream matters to us, the less likely we are to even pursue the dream.

The dream ends up being talked about and imagined, but never actively chased.

For your dream to become reality you must have a single minded focus and the only way to do that is to shatter these six thoughts.


1. I’m not good enough

If we do not feel worthy of our dreams, we will settle for less than what the world has to offer. We shrink back to a life that is comfortable even when we hate it.

Most people underestimate their skill and knowledge. I am sure that you do as well. You are worthy of your dreams. You do have what it takes inside of you.


2. I don’t know how

This is one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves.

Of course we don’t know how when we have never done it before. There comes a point in life where we start to believe that we need to have the answer. This is not reality. We should build learning into our lives until we are six feet under. If you don’t know how you can find someone that does. If you can’t find someone that knows, there are blogs, YouTube, google, and many other resources to help you learn how.


3. It’s not realistic

Realistic is safe and boring. It is a statement that signals adulthood and a loss of imagination. If you want to achieve your dreams, you must be a little unrealistic.

Every person throughout history that is remembered has been unrealistic. If your dream feels unrealistic you are right on track to greatness. Keep pushing through the doubt of realism to achieve your dream.

A negative mind will never give you a positive life picture quote

4. What will people think?

The fear of what others will think kills dreams. It can cause us to hide behind a mask of our true identity. Others will not understand and that is okay.

To accomplish greatness it requires some people to not get it. There are people that will hate your dream, however, there is a bigger group of people waiting for you. Focus on the people that love your dream and ignore the haters.


5. I don’t have time

It is easy to focus on the lack of time when chasing a dream does not require much. It will require you to be focused and cut the fat out of your life. Many say they are hustling when they aren’t. You have more time than you think you have. A few days in the week, journal and record where you are spending your time. I am sure that you will find some extra minutes or hours.

Your dream may require a little less sleep, but it is worth it.


6. It has already been done

It is easy to think that if it has been done it is not possible. The reality is that this makes your dream easier in a lot of ways. There are a lot of disadvantages to being first to the market. If someone else did it already, it means that there is a proven market.

Your dream may have been done, but not by your unique self. You have certain life experiences and knowledge that applied to life will paint your dream a little differently than everyone else.


Time and focus will fix many shortcomings. Just keep walking it out and you will be amazed at your progress. Your dreams are possible if you continue to be faithful and keep focusing your energy toward your dreams. Over time you will see your dreams come to fruition.

Be blessed on your journey.


How to Crush Your Negative Thoughts – Elliott Hulse

Zechariah Newman builds businesses, runs marathons, and lives life with my wonderful family in southern Oregon. You can see my writing in places like Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Mind Body Green, and the Good Men Project. My goal is to help you build your business while keeping a balanced and fulfilled life. You can visit his website: and follow him on his Facebook:



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  3. Warren Contreras

    Jan 11, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    It’s a shame that such a beautiful presentation has to be defaced with outbursts of vulgarity. I had to turn it off before those thoughts ruined my day.

  4. Karen Tafa

    Dec 30, 2014 at 12:38 am

    only 17 years old and living in africa but i don’t really care about my age or how far i am from where i want to be. My dreams are “unrealistic” but that only pushes me to make them real. I love this website so much! keeps me going 🙂 the last few months ever since i discovered this website have been amazing. I am ready to make all my dreams come true in 2015. NO NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!

    • Zechariah

      Dec 30, 2014 at 2:17 am

      Awesome Karen. Be unrealistic and you will be a world changer. Realisim is for people we don’t remember. Proud of you! Keep moving and you will overcome!

  5. Tom

    Dec 26, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Funny how each of these are easy to slay … thanks for the boost headed into 2015!

    • Zechariah

      Dec 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      So true Tom. It is funny how they feel overwhelming when they are little.

  6. Zechariah

    Dec 26, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Awesome Rose. A new year is a great time to work on our inner dialogue. You are worthy of your dreams. Keep at it!

  7. Eucharia Okoli

    Dec 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks alot for this post. Am blessed by it.

    • Zechariah

      Dec 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you. Blessings to you this year!

  8. Lawrence

    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    No 6.

    That is a major point for me. Going into 2015, I must shatter that myth and deploy my idea fully.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Zechariah

      Dec 26, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Very true Lawrence. Be yourself and you got this;)

  9. Rose Costas

    Dec 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks Zechariah for the reminder. It came at a time when I needed the reminder most. I am excited about the new year and about going after my dreams. I do struggle with all at one point or another and am still working on feeling that I am good enough.
    I have a new day, a new week and a new year to prove to myself most of all that I am worth it. Thanks

    • Zechariah

      Dec 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Rose I am glad it resonated with you. I believe that the feeling of unworthiness effects us all. Keep walking it out;) You are good enough! Here is to a prosperous new year.

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