What do you do about people in your life that tell you that you can’t do something, or shouldn’t try something? (Do you cut them off, keep them around but humour them, do you laugh at them?… Do you use them as motivation by saying “I’ll show them”? Or are they having too great an effect on you, and you don’t know what to do about it?)
My reaction to their comment depends on how I feel about the thing -how important is the thing to me or to my life. In any case, every time I’ve been told I wasn’t fit/ready for loads of things I’ve proved these people wrong, which fills me with pride; Do I cut these people off?. Do I keep them around?. I do keep them around only if they’re friends, relatives or work colleagues, otherwise I cut them off.