How to overrun scepticism

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We all have our dreams. When we start talking about them we become excited, talk faster and louder. So far, everything is fine. Now, who do you talk to about your dreams? And what response do you normally receive? If everybody you talk to is reassuring you that what you want to do is flawless and you should immediately go for it, you don’t need to read this post. But if you regularly have to listen to criticism and talk against sceptics, this is something for you.

Don’t be lured by all the tiny scepticism attempts

First of all, don’t fall for the trap of plain scepticism. Everybody has their own beliefs about what life is and how it should be. So if you have a outrageous idea it’s no wonder most people would have to throw their worries to you because your idea is not fitting their beliefs about how it should be. Although people like to imagine other’s ideas, you’ll just have to accept that there are also a lot of „but“s linked to everything new in this world. And with new, I’m really not talking about having the most innovative or unspoken message. If your message is „new“ to the life of your audience, that’s enough. Then there will be scepticism to be fought.

Therefore don’t fall for the average scepticism. Typical average scepticism is something like „But for that you need money“ or „I think there is already a lot of competition“. It’s not your job to fight back with reasonable arguments for every objection thrown at you. Just focus on the real deal. And that is you have the unshakable faith that what you think is right!

Be convinced yourself

You can only make a point if you truly believe in yourself. You have to be sure that your intention is possible for you. People want to believe in stories. You and me also want to believe in the stories of others. And we already do right now. What is someone else preaching that you also truly believe in? And if you think of someone, can you hear out even a small portion of worry from that person? Of course not! In order to make others believe in you, you have to believe in yourself like you are a chosen one.

Have a fallback argumentation

Being convinced about yourself works great if you establish some basic arguments on why you or your message is right. I call these „fallback arguments“, because they will always be there as your solid foundation if you have a moment of doubt. And we don’t have to lie to each other, these doubts are coming up periodically in all of us. We build our enthusiasm on the ground of these fallback reasons.

To get my point clearer, an example fallback argumentation could be like „I managed to endure so many similar challenges so that I am at best prepared for the next one“. You give yourself a logical reason about why you can do it. And everytime scepticism rises within you, stop and reassure yourself with your fallback argument that there is no need to worry because you are at best prepared.

Show how you think

It’s always a good practice to keep the argumentation simple. Don’t hesitate to suggest others your fallback argumentation. To make them also believe in you, just tell them why you actually believe in yourself. Refer to the same argumentation again and again and repeat it as often as needed to make your point clear.

Respect your message with strong enthusiasm

Although your logical fallback reasons are needed as the base, you will also need a STRONG sense of faith and enthusiasm. Don’t disrespect your own beliefs by expressing them in a boring way! After all, they are your beliefs. They are the reason why you live the life you currently have. Show some respect to them by voicing them full of faith.

Not only will this make sure that the audience you speak to will be impressed by your faith but also that your words will work like affirmations to yourself. Strong logical reasons mixed with a burning faith is what true affirmations are made of.

Just get the right audience – don’t persuade

If you are convinced yourself that your message is 100% right and you are enthusiastic about it but still don’t get the feedback you wish for, the odds are high that you just don’t have the right audience. You don’t need to surround yourself with typical no-sayers. Then I think it could be better to endure the pain of hustling alone until other opportunities show up.

In the long term we will attract the people who are alike us anyway. Just be sure to not waste too much energy talking against people’s doubts. Overrun all their scepticism by building your fallback argumentation and expressing your beliefs in the most faithful way possible.

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