When you start to operate from a place of possibility and abandon the position of fear, you discover that two kinds of people flock toward you...those who provide hope and encouragement and the consummate naysayers.
I have a few friends in my life who are attempting some pretty insane dreams. They've decided that there's no time like the present, they're not getting any younger, and well, opportunity knocks...so, why not? They've been met with resistance and some not-so-subtle ugly comments by those who should be helping them to drive it home.
Why? Why would anyone discourage another from pursuing their vision...their "pie-in-the-sky." Fear, jealousy, insecurity, bitterness. All of these words come to mind. But in the end, they're not important.
What is most important for the dreamer is to surround yourself with people who will help you build the dream...not to placate those who won't with rationalizations or justifications for your actions.
Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. Today is the day to decide that we are all guilty by association. Who do we want hanging on our door step?