Don’t expect depth from people who aren’t willing to dig. It just doesn’t work that way.
Most people don’t really want accurate sound advice. They want someone to agree with their favorite excuses. Surround yourself with people who support excuses, you’ll be comfortably mediocre – and deprive others of who you should’ve been.
Excuses are comfortable today, empty tomorrow, easy now, regretted some day, appeasing for a moment, ultimately unsatisfying.
I’m grateful for the people who told me that it’s not right to be wrong, that selfishness isn’t valid, that I must fight for what I love.
In other words, I’m grateful for the painful discipline that steered me away from the cliff’s edge.