My husband just showed me a clever video of all kinds of news reporters and others that said there was absolutely no way Trump would win. Even his own people didn't think he stood a chance.
The Democrats are still reeling from his win, and I think it's fair to say that most of us are still in shock. But I have a public service announcement for everyone; Democrat, Republican, Independent, and Apolitical.
The title of this post might have clued you in to the message: Don't let anyone discourage you!
If you have a goal that you're working towards, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say about it. No one else's predictions matter, especially not the negative ones! Only Hashem knows if you are meant to succeed in reaching your goals. Your main job is to do your best! The results are not up to you, so there's no reason stressing over them. There's especially no reason for listening to negative input.
If you have a desire to do something great, that means Hashem put that desire in you! Hashem believes in you; you just have to believe in yourself!
But, what if you gave something your best shot and things didn't turn out as you had hoped? Well, maybe Hashem just wanted to show you how much drive and commitment you have inside. Maybe you just needed to see it for yourself, so you can really believe that you can reach great heights, even though others didn't believe in you.
Each one of you has tons of greatness inside. Don't be afraid to push yourselves even beyond what you believe you are capable of! And never, ever let anyone put you down!
Shabbat Shalom, and blessings for success in everything you do!