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. 

You don't have to understand someone's dreams to support them. Just support them because you want them… Click To Tweet

It’s really that simple.

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