#273 Passion, Motivation & Mindset – S2 E7 – Ignore the naysayers and follow your dream

How hard is it to follow your passion and inner call?

Three years back in time, I was sitting shivering and depressed on the cold floor of my apartment in Friedrichshafen. If I would need to rate my life at this point in my life, I would give it 1 out of 5 stars.


How did I managed to get there? Well, it was never just that one single event, but rather a chain of events.

First of all I wasn’t anywhere close to being in peace with myself. Sure, the key factors in this equation might be the stress from having started to studying, the panic and aftermath of dealing with a little gas explosion in the apartment and last but not least some issues regarding my driver license. (Was driving too close to the person in front, two points, one month without the driver license)


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I was also still struggling with forgetting all about my ex-girlfriend, even though we split up two years before, was way too nervous regarding basically everything and couldn’t stop my brain from constantly making everything worse.

At that time, I did not really had a personality, I was feeling very insecure. Sure, that was just how I felt, the outside world did not really notice a lot of that.

In fact, I don’t think that anybody besides my close family could see what was going on.

Today, I finally have understood what was going on back in the days. I was basically suffering from a shock, a depression. The gas explosion caused me to basically freak out about it and everything else, but the worst thing, I needed to live in that apartment for four more month, meaning, that every time I wanted to take a hot shower, or wanted hot water after all, a gas burner basically fired up right next to me. That this wasn’t the best thing in the world is clear today, but back in the days I had no clue what was going on.

But anyways, it had of course a very positive side as well. Sure, I woke up from my normal life two years before that back in 2015 and was already on a good way, but it was far aways from being what I have expected.

Therefore, I used to moment on the cold floor in front of the couch back in May of 2017 and started to think about my life. What do I want to achieve, where do I see myself in five years? I answered one question after the other. Out of this day, my vision board has been created, which you can check out here.

Since then, my real transformation has been started. Feeling insecure, aimless and without a clear vision for the future? That was gone once and for all. Did I know at the time what would follow, maybe I wouldn’t have been that enthusiastic about it, but I guess that is just life. I have seen the worst side of life, the side where nothing makes any sense. But once you are there, you can finally see the world with different eyes. You can finally understand what life is really all about.

If you listen to what people tell you what you should do, if you accept your faith as being a nobody and stop working on your dreams, if you want to do anything in order to do not stand out, well, it is of course your decision, but life is not about that.

Life is not about building a house, having a wife and two kids, a job you hate, no time to spend with your family, two holidays in the year and a constant mindset that talks everything down.

If you believe in yourself and stand for the goals you have defined, nobody can stop you. In the end, you do not need to please the masses, you do not need everyone out there to like what you are doing.


You need to follow your true passion, your dreams, your goals. We always tend to forget about that. We get moderate, we lose our ambitions. We think that we aim too high, want too much but never ask too little.


Would I have a blog today, had I listend to what people were telling me about it? Would I have sat in a race car, had I listend to what they told me about racing? People around you do not know what is right or wrong either. We are all sitting in the same boat.

What might be right or wrong? I can not tell you! But is that important anyways? Is that really what matters? I don’t think so! At the end of the day, you need to like what you are doing. You need to wake up in the morning with a smile on your lips, because you know that this day will become another wonderful day in your life, where you will follow your passion and do what you want to do.

Listen to what other people are telling you about your goals. Ask them for their opinion. But if their answers are not really trying to talk you out of the idea, I guess, you are still not AIMING HIGH ENOUGH.


See you next time!

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