Ignore the Doubters

Who told you that you couldn’t?
Whose laugh shattered your world?
People will put a limit on your dreams
“No one’s done that.”
“I don’t think you can do both of those things.”
They will say it with such certainty
As if they’ve meet every person whose tried

So should we stop thinking for ourselves?
Give up having any ambition in life?
Is dreaming like a child’s toy
That us grown-ups are too mature to play with?
We already have people showing initiative
Should I dare to think that I too have something to contribute?
Maybe I should just slip back into mediocrity
And let life pass me by

Careless opinions
Thrown around without thought
Can snap the wings of a fledging dream

Don’t let negativity stop you
Have a go
Take a risk
Who knows
You might succeed