What If They Don’t Support You?

March 22, 2012 by  
Filed under relationships

Many people are so excited to announce their endeavors to their family and friends. The just KNOW that the people closest to them, who know them the best, will be estatic for them.

Often, that is not the case.

It’s not that the people in your life don’t want to support you – they just don’t know how. They have an image of you that’s not the total picture of who you are, but for them that image is true. When you add in elements that doesn’t fit with that image – such as goals and objectives that are in conflict with the image they have of you – most people can’t adapt and be supportive.

There’s also the factor that some people don’t think what you’re doing is the right thing, or don’t share your vision for your life.

Either way, in this video I talk about how you can cope when your friends and family aren’t supportive.

Here’s a post I previously wrote, with more suggestions: Guard Your Dreams With Your Life.

Have you experienced this before? How did you deal with unsupportive loved ones?

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5 Responses to “What If They Don’t Support You?”
  1. Regina says:

    When doubters try to crowd your space, having passion for your product or service will prevail. Thank you so much for sharing! This was very timely for me.
    Regina recently posted: Facebook, Privacy and a Job

  2. Patrenia says:

    Great advice! Stop sharing and keep it moving. Eventually they’ll notice that we’re serious and start to take notice. So until then…it’s ok! 🙂
    Patrenia recently posted: What Abundance Is And Isn’t

  3. I enjoyed your video due to the fact I am in that predicament. I am the founder/president of a non profit organization assisting poor women in the far West of Haiti (Northwest)living with HIV/AIDS, and my support from friends and family is minima. However l do believe it is a good cause and I’ll fight to continue helping these women in need.

  4. Naomi says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. While Im no stranger to the pain, dissappointment, and sometimes stagnation that present themselves alongside a lacking support system, I’m growing and have adapted; not without using some of the methods you’ve mentioned. Thanks again. However, my concern comes from the opposite side of the fence. What do you do when you are apart of a lack of support?
    My only sibling is getting married to a young lady Ive watched manipulate him for years. I want to be happy for him. I want to release the ideas of him as my sidekick, and confidant. I want to let go of the disappointment of him never finishing school to take care of this woman and their child. I want to be the supportive sister Ive always been. My gut, heart, and head are all against this marriage (its rare when everything in me votes unanimously). I believe fear is playing the biggest part in his decision. Its like watching him walk into a burning building, but im a mute with nothing around to throw at his head to catch his attention; Like hes in autopilot. Ive been told to mind my business by friends and family. Thats hard. Hes always been my business. I want to let go and be at peace. I dont want to be cut off because of my opposing views. Its plaguing me. Any advise?

  5. Nelle says:

    Just today I experienced this!! I sent out a link to my new website for my business venture, and no one acknowledged that they even got my text, let alone if they looked at the site. I feel a bit ridiculous for sending out the link and inviting them to be apart of the outreach program. I wish that I could take it back lol! But whatever, I’m an entrepreneur. The vision and mission was given to me to pursue, so… Oh well. No more sharing for me.

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