Opportunities have an amazing effect on people and those that surround them. It’s a shame that whenever I see someone given an opportunity, it’s those that are sometimes closest to them that are the most discouraging. But why would a friend discourage someone? (To be fair let’s assume they are not intentionally malicious.)
- They don’t want to see their friend fail
- They can’t picture them doing it and wouldn’t know how
- It’s “too hard”
- They knew someone who tried and failed
- They just know it’s a bad or dangerous idea
Hey it's me, Brian Swanick! I wrote this article in an effort to teach myself something new and maybe help someone else along the way. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any ideas, resources, or reflections below. I truly mean it when I say I would LOVE to hear about them.