I am close to someone who was raised by pessimists. The ‘you can’t do that’ and constant ‘what if you fail’ questions inhibited her greatly from her ambitions, and left her with such a big fear of failure that she has a hard time making even an easy decision. I, on the other hand was raised by business owners who can make 100 decisions every 15 minutes, and come success or failure – at least they are charging ahead. This week’s quote inspired me on behalf of my friend and I thought I would share it here with you…
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
– Mark Twain
Here’s to the greatness and optimists in all of us!