Don’t Let Them Get You Down

When I was in high school my “adviser” smirked when I told him I wanted to go to law school and become an attorney. This was my dream. It had been my dream since that day in my sophomore year when we took a field trip to the local Circuit Court. I sat in Courtroom 1 and watched the proceedings.  I loved it. This is what I as meant to do, I decided that day.
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Two years later my adviser suggested I be more realistic and take some classes at the local community college. His condescending attitude infuriated me and although I had no idea how a poor country boy like me would ever become an attorney; I was determined to do so.

After much hard work, disappointment and set-backs I became an attorney. The process is long and difficult.  I did it. For over 30 years in various legal capacities I have worked in that very Courtroom 1 that I sat in as a 16 year old with a dream.

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My Goddaughter, an intelligent and spunky young woman was also told by her adviser that she would not succeed in nursing school. She did not listen to that adviser any more than I did mine. She went on to become a nurse with a two year degree. Then, while working as a nurse in a hospital, she continued with her education and just obtained her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) with a 4.0 grade point average.

To the teachers and advisers who attempt to steer young people’s futures I say do not pour cold water on their dreams. If they fail it is their own failure. They will learn from the experience. More importantly if they succeed and if they are determined enough they will, then your efforts to discourage them will have been futile and cruel.

To all the rest of you – whomever you may be, whatever your dreams may be, I say do not listen to those who tell you to be more realistic. Do not let others dash your dreams. Do not allow others to tell you what you will achieve, or what you will not.

If you have enough desire, enough determination, and are willing to work hard enough you will realize your dream. Do not let them get you down – do not let them tell you to be more realistic. 

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.