IGNORE NAYSAYERS – The one doing *it* is usually passing up the one who says it can’t be done.
This is especially true if your concept is new or unique. Avoid people who “don’t get it”. You know ahead of time who they are, so don’t go to them for validation of your concept or for encouragement in your pursuits.
When I was a kid a kid I used to watch a cartoon, The Adventures Of Gulliver.
The gang was always getting into one situation or another that required considerable effort in order to prevail. In the picture above, see the short, pudgy fellow? His name is Glum. His recurring tagline in every difficult spot? “We’ll never make it!” Yet they always did. Glum was wrong.
Do you have Glums in your life? Love them. BUT don’t rely on them for encouragement for your goals. Find a mentor that will encourage and guide you in the right direction and give you honest, reliable feedback.
Apply yourself! You CAN do it!