I firmly believe that to be successful you need to avoid one of the single most negative influences that can affect your progress – listening to other people. Many times those who have goals, dreams or aspirations to achieve great things share them with others they know. Unfortunately, more often than not the opinions we get from others will be negative.
The reason is that most people are trapped in their own fear of failure. That fear is an addiction and they want to make you a part of it. Do not listen. In fact, stop asking for the opinions of others unless you know that they have similar aspirations or are high achievers. Entrepreneurs tend to be this type of person. They see opportunities everywhere and are rarely negative. You need to choose carefully the people you talk to about what you hope to achieve. When in doubt keep it to yourself.