People love to share their bad experiences.
Want to get a PhD? Don’t worry. You have a friend that will tell you how hard it was for them to get their PhD.
Raising a child? Don’t fret. You have a friend that will sing the horrors of sleepless nights to you.
Thinking of starting a business? Relax. I’m sure your neighbor has a few stories about how all their businesses have failed.
The truth is, other people’s realities do not have to become your own.
It might be hard for others but it doesn’t automatically mean it will be hard for you.
It might be impossible for others, but it doesn’t automatically mean it will be impossible for you.
Refuse to allow other people’s failings become your destiny.
Focus on what you want. Maybe, for you, it may be different. Just maybe…