There is something to be said for the value of silence.
Sometimes we dream great big dreams that involve seemingly difficult tasks, but we know we can accomplish them. Yet, other people can’t comprehend them, or see how what we want to do could possibly work. That’s okay—each individual person’s vision is their own; it may not be meant for others to “get” yours.
Don’t be discouraged.
People rush to label things; to categorize them; to make “sense” of them. Dreams don’t always make sense based on what we already know. Sometimes they are meant to shatter the boundaries of what we think is true, real and concrete.
Hold tight to your vision.
“They” mean well. They just want to share in our joy, or to help us to avoid hurt. But it isn’t their journey and they can’t “protect” us from the lessons.
Reassure them, and move on.
Sometimes, in order to nurture our vision, we have to keep it to ourselves. Make it our own little secret while we work out the kinks. It’s not that you don’t want them to know. It’s just that you want them to see the proof. And they will.
You don’t owe them an explanation.
To avoid the judgment (good or bad), labeling and being “protected” from what might not work, it’s okay to just be silent, and to avoid sharing your vision; at least, for now.