Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Mark Twain said this and he was right. Power Players move (immediately) away from all those ambition killers.
We all know who they are. These are the people who tell you it can’t be done before you even finish the sentence. They can find a million ways to tell all the things that could go wrong and they never offer up even a single word of encouragement.
When it comes to ambition, people are either on your side or they’re not. And if they’re not, they need to go. Power Players don’t fall for the tricks these people perpetrate.
The backhanded compliment, the eye-roll, the headshake, the doomsday scenario and the general depressive state….and worst of all: the ‘I know better than you do’ stare.
The minute you sense that someone’s energy is negative take a big sidestep and get them out of your life. Power Players do and they never look back.