When Friends Interfere with Dreams

“When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.” – Henry Miller

Our family members and friends do not like to see us hurt so they try to protect us.  When we reach for the stars and try accomplishing great things, our friends often try to ‘help’ us by telling us why it won’t work.  They do this not because they do not love us, but because they do not want to see us fail and become hurt, disappointed or disillusioned.

As we pursue our dreams, we need to be mindful that we may not find much encouragement from those closest to us.

This should never keep us from pursuing our wildest and craziest goals and dreams.  It just means that we need to find alternative sources of encouragement and support.


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