Not everyone will understand the burning urge within you to do what you feel needs to be done.
Sometimes not even those closest to you, even those who support you unconditionally, will understand what drives you.
And there comes a point at which you need to make it not matter to you any more. A point at which your burning desire – your passion or your desire to escape whatever chains are currently binding you – becomes the driving force in your life and you don’t feel the need to explain anymore, you just take action.
People aren’t going to understand how you could quit a good job like the one you have and the one they admire. But if it’s holding your back from your dreams, they may not get it – they’re not their dreams. So stop explaining and start doing.
Or how you could leave a marriage to such a wonderful spouse? Yes, they are wonderful, but are they the right person for you?
Or why you’re suddenly acting all irresponsible and hippy-like, when you’ve been perfectly compliant and complacent up to this point? They won’t understand that you haven’t been being authentic to yourself for years. They’re more concerned with how uncomfortable the change in you makes them feel. And that’s normal. Part of human nature to want things to stay the same.
Nor will they understand why you feel the need to travel the world when you have so much right in front of you. Because traveling the world is your dream, not theirs.
These are just a few examples of possible ways in which the dreamers and doers in this world may be misunderstood. But in that moment when you’re taking your last breath, the naysayers won’t be there with you to take away your regret. So be true to yourself and recognize that not everyone is going to see life through the same prism as you.
Not everyone will understand what drives you to be your most authentic self. And that’s OK. Just don’t expect them to.