Mindset Mastery 56 – Dreamers Are Doers

Mindset Mastery eBookHow many of us have had this experience—we know we can succeed, we feel it in our bones, but we fear how we’ll be looked upon by others? Far too many of us. Letting go of that fear is elemental to success—it has to happen at some point, because there will always be cynics who think your goals are unachievable. Just look at the examples Napoleon Hill gives us…

Be Mocked No More

In planning your acquisition of wealth, don’t allow yourself to be influenced by people who condescendingly mock dreamers. To win big in this world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given everything of value to civilization; that spirit is the life-blood of modern opportunity–to develop and market our talents.

It might be helpful to put your ‘far-fetched’ dreams into perspective; think about the worst it could possibly be for you, and then think about the early men who got us here. Like Columbus who dreamed of an unknown world, staked his life on its existence, and discovered it! Do you think your ideas are more unbelievable than Columbus’ was in his day?

Or Copernicus, the great astronomer who dreamed of a multitude of planets, and revealed them! No one denounced him as “impractical” after he had triumphed. Instead, the world worshipped him (and still does!), thus proving once more that “success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis.””

Believe It, Do It

If what you want to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, because “they” may not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.

There will always be an element of failure; but it will also be tempered with success. Leave the doubt and failure to the nay-sayers, and take those seeds of success for yourself! Don’t let their seeds of doubt become your downfall.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. It is truley amazing the number of folks who will never ever attempt anything in life , because they are parylised by the fear of what other people may think , I will admit there have been times in my life when I was guilty too.
    I can say with confidence now that I consider myself now a MINDSET MASTER on the move , since becoming involved with personal development and associating with positive people actually going some where and not even considering what others think. Thanyou so much Sean .

    hey……life is good…..

    Allen Sentance

  2. !!! “Leave the doubt and failure to the nay-sayers…”

    That is some of the best advice a budding entrepeneur can hear.

    Every man, women and child ought to be told that bit of wisdom. In doing so this world would explode with new ideas and great success in every walk of life.

    Tommy Turbos last blog post..Mindset Mastery 56 – Dreamers Are Doers

  3. So so true! The ability to totally believe in yourself is key ingredient to achieving anything worthwhile in life. There are so many knockers out there that are quick to pounce at any of your setback’s or failures. Sadly,a lot of these cynics are often your family and friends that have resigned themselves to risk aversive life .
    I beleive the start of the journey to financial freedome begins with attaining the ‘mental freedom’ to follow your dreams without worrying about the opinions of others.

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    Yours truly
    Allen Loomis

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    There will always be knockers no matter what you’re trying to do. Even if it’s something as fundamental as losing weight, quitting smoking, or making any sort of change in your life.

    Personally, I love the knockers. I refuse to let someone who doesn’t matter to me influence what I do. These people don’t have to live my life and they don’t pay my bills. So, they don’t get a say.

    The more they say I can’t do something, the more determined I am to do it. I use the negative things they say to motivate me to achieve what I want. I try to find ways to take the negative energy they throw at me and use it in positive ways.

  6. Dreamers are Doers?
    They can be, they should be – they have to be when they want to be successful. You need to be a dreamer to create that vision of how it will be like once you are there, and they have to be doers to walk the way.
    Unfortunately some Dreamers stop with the dream and don’t make it reality. Very often because of the nay sayers. What did Edison say? He didn’t have 1000 failures, but he invented 1000 ways how to not have electric light. That’s the spirit!
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Overcoming Procrastination =-.

  7. I have to disagree with the blog post title. Dreamers aren’t necessarily Doers.

    There are Dreamers who just dream. Get nothing done. Bright ideas but can’t make anything of them.

    And there are Dreamers who are Doers. Totally different people.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Richard Branson Business School: A day visit =-.

  8. I like this post, but I fear that those who would best be served by hearing this, would be the last to read it. I’m talking about the ones who truly don’t believe their dreams could possibly come true, and rather than lose the ideal, they simply keep it a dream.

    However, I do believe this post would I wake up nearly every dreamer I have ever met, and by that I mean the one’s I have met who have not yet enacted their dreams. There were one or two notable exceptions who were quite content living two wondrous realities, but I’m thinking they are far from the norm.
    .-= Jo Carey-Bradshaw´s last blog ..Empowering Mindset – Mastering Self =-.

  9. Saying that Copernicus dreamed of a multitude of planets reminds me of how Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, in that book said there were 2 moons around Mars years before they were discovered. He named them ‘Fear’ and ‘Terror’. Mar’s moons today are named ‘Phobos’ and ‘Deimos’, (meaning fear and terror).
    .-= Wal Heinrich´s last blog ..Think And Grow Rich Mindset Mastery =-.

  10. Hi Sean,
    I think it’s best not to tell people your dreams. That we they can’t knock your ideas. A quote from one of your previous articles comes to mind. You said, “Tell people what you are doing but show them first” I think that’s a wise move. I’ve often told people my ideas or plans and the nay-sayers have talked me out of it.

    I understand what you mean by Dreamers Are Doers because it you don’t have a dream then there’s on chance of anything being done. The dream always has to be there first.

    Important information, Sean Thank-you.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Common Law Marriage – What is Common Law Marriage? =-.

    • Hi Jill,

      I think you just have to choose carefully who you share your dreams with. It’s true that if you don’t tell people; then the nay-sayers won’t have a chance to knock your dreams.

      Imagine though if you told someone who believed in you and your dream. You would have someone to support and encourage you when things got tough. Or, even someone who may have ideas that will propel you forward.

      I think you have to believe strongly in your dream and then no-one can ever take it from you.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

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