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Why fighting for your dream is worth it

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Haters gonna hate

In my first blog I talked about how liberating it felt when I first told my friends about my dream of starting my own label and how supportive they where! Well that's not the reaction you will get from most of the people you talk to... People like to bring others down mostly because of jealousy and that's what also happened to me.

I am sharing with you some of the worst comments I got and what I think of those:

1. If you'd really wanted you would have started earlier in your life!

Well that one was really tough because it made me think a lot but then I realized how very untrue this actually is. It took me some time to actually dare to dream about this. I am not a shy person and maybe that is because some of the people I told where very surprised about this but I had not realized I wanted to start my own label for a really long time. Also people change throughout their whole lives so actually this one does not make any sense at all. You can start to change you life whenever!

2. Handmade things are never good enough

That is actually as untrue as it gets. I myself feel it is the other way round. I someone really mastered a craft then handmade is way better than anything produced in large scale. But what is also true is that weirdly people tend to be 10 times more critical on things when they know you made it yourself. They would buy a 100€ handbag at Zara and not question the way it was crafted but when people buy something handmade the criticism is big so be prepared for that.

3. Competition is too high

Competition is high in everything you do in your life. There a more than 7 billion people on this planet so no matter what you do there is always a lot of competition. Don't let this stop you from doing what makes you happy.

4. You will never be able to live from it

Ok this one is tough because honestly this can be true. I am currently still working a full time job but I hope that one day my label will become it. But even if this doesn't work out I can still go down to working 50% on my current position and still live the dream!

 

Enough of the negativity. So why is fighting for your dream worth it? The answer is really simple I think. This is your life, so fighting for anything that you dream of is always worth the pain. And not all of my dreams in my life will actually come true I know that. But I don't want to look back on my life and regret not even trying. I can always fail but at least I know I tried.

 

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