One of the hardest things for motivated people is dealing with the unmotivated. The unmotivated will work harder at bringing you down than they will to bring themselves up.
Dreamers are often destroyed by pessimists who’s worst nightmare is for someone else to do better than them.
When I share with people my goal to hike the Appalachian trail the majority of people respond with questions or responses directed immediately at obstacles instead of the opportunities. What about bears, how much will it cost, how will you deal with weather, how will you eat, etc. Rarely, will I hear things like, which site are you most excited to see, will you be recording it, do you have a time table or are you just winging it, etc. I do believe that most actually hope that I either never do it at all or that at least, I don’t complete it.
Which side of these scenarios did you find yourself?
One of the many things I love about WAM is that I know I am sitting at a table with folks with the same mindset as me. Big ideas are met with excitement, support and good feedback. When obstacles are discovered we don’t run for the exit, we work together to overcome them.
Surround yourself with people that will help you with the things you want instead of those that want to help you with the things they want. While the majority may still fail, it doesn’t have to be lonely at the top.