The Recovering Pessimist

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Keep Your Cards Close to Your Chest

Jul
06

The Recovering Pessimist: Keep Your Cards Close to Your Chest -- Negativity will kill a dream before you can write it down. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimistNothing kills a dream faster than negativity. A while ago, I spoke to a friend about all the things I wanted to accomplish this year. I wasn’t looking for her approval, but instead, I was looking for her support. I ended up not getting her support. Instead, what I got was a bunch of negativity.

How are you going to do that?

Where is the money going to come from?

What’s the point in doing that?

Do you think that idea/dream will make money?

Every question she fired at me sounded like a pin popping a balloon. POP! POP! POP! POP! By the time our conversation ended, I had a migraine from hell. Not cool at all. I haven’t spoken to her much since, but I want to thank her for the lesson she taught me:

 Sometimes you have to keep your cards close to your chest. Guard them until you’re ready to reveal your hand. 

[bctt tweet=”You don’t have to understand someone’s dreams to support them. Just support them because you want them succeed.”]

It’s really that simple.

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