At a seminar I had a lady ask me for advice about starting her speaking career. She had written a Study Guide seven years ago, but has never done anything with it. She was looking for marketing advice. I gave her some amateur psychology instead...
I told her what she really needed was a real friend. One who would be totally honest with her, and call her on her stuff. She needed someone to get in her face and say, "Seven years! Seven years you've been sitting on this Study Guide and you haven't done anything? When are you going to stop lying to yourself?"
She got kind of sheepish and replied that some people had told her that, but she just thought they were being negative.
When someone tells you something you don’t want to hear, you may think it’s negative. But if they care about you and have your best interest at heart, those are the people you need to tell you what you don’t want to hear.
Some people have dreams. And some people want to convince themselves they have dreams. Which group are you in? And do you have someone that would tell you if you were wrong?