Without any doubt, we as humans cannot survive alone and require our familial and social relations to help us in sharing the sorrows and celebrating happiness. It is quite natural that when we feel down and out, we look for a supporting shoulder, and when we feel happy we need someone to dance with and celebrate the joy.
Although the relations are important in increasing the productivity of a person, however, there come times when relationships, instead of being productive try to hinder in your way and serve as impediments to your growth. The solution is not in abandoning your friends, family, and spouses, rather the solution lies in dealing with these unsupportive relations in a better way so that you don’t lose a relation and reduce its non-supportive impact on your goals and ambitions.
Today, I will be sharing with you some ways in which you can deal with your unsupportive friends and family members when it comes to your business.
The first things you need to do when dealing with unsupportive relations is avoided an argument. There will be times when even the closest of your relationships won’t share your vision, won’t believe in your ambition and will discourage you from following your dream. At this point of time, all your proves and logics will fail, therefore, instead of making the relation bitter by indulging in steamy arguments, the best ploy is to avoid the argument. This way your relations would understand that you are committed to your cause and they are not helping in it, hence, they will refrain from discouraging you any further.
The problem with most of us is that we are not able to differentiate, whether it is a good decision from a bad one, a good choice from a bad one, a good path from a bad one or a good relationship from a bad one. When we chose something we believe it to be as we believe it, hence do not consider any other opinion other than our own.
When it comes to relationships, it is imperative that you differentiate the good ones from the bad ones and know which relations are supportive and which are waiting for ‘I told you so’ moment. In your grudge against the bad ones, do not lose the good ones as they are the ones that support and push you to reach a higher pedestal. Therefore, don’t treat all your relations in a single way, rather avoid the unsupportive ones and try to be more around those who share your vision, are supportive of your vision and encourage you to pursue your dream.
Before Anything Try Everything:
Relationships are developed over time, therefore, you wouldn’t want to lose a childhood friend just because of the fact that he wants you to continue with your job and not pursue entrepreneurship. Hence, it is imperative that before taking your stand against such friends and relations and being stern about it, you try to explain everything to them first.
You need to pour your heart out to them and show them how you won’t be any good at anything else than the thing which you want to do. In my experience, if your relationships are sincere with you they will value it when you explain your heart to them and instead of being unsupportive they will keep shut you out and not support you. Therefore, before making any decision about your relationships, try everything possible to explain to them why you do what you do.
Now it’s Your Turn!
What kind of friends and family relationships do you have? Are they supportive of what you do? Did you need to convince them in supporting you? If they don’t support you, how do you deal with them? Share your precious experiences in the comments section below.