"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do."
- Walter Bagehot
Every person has had someone in their lifetime, at least once, tell them that they can not do or become something. An astronaut. A pilot. A student not that great in 7th grade Math wanting to be an accountant. This has happened to me personally several times. I am here to say, that I was able to have the pleasure of showing that person that yes, I was able to become what I am today whether or not they knew or not the price in which I had to pay in order to reach that mark.
As the well known aviation quote goes, "When everything/one is going against you, know, that an aircraft takes off going against the wind."
Having people in your life that make it a point to bring out your faults is actually a major blessing. They give us the fuel to go against them and attain the pleasure of saying to them, "Yes, I can."
Many people have many backgrounds in life. To have someone, and their attached ego, who feel the need to tell us things that they think we didn't already know about ourselves, to tell us that we will never be able to do something, gives us the fuel to do so. Take that opportunity and prove them wrong. It feels soooo good.
I hope that everyone's week finds them with nothing but jet fuel and success.