We live a life full of voices around us.
No, we live a life full of voices both around us and within us.
And as you move forward towards whatever it is you are reaching out for,
As you take each of those strenuous steps up the challenging steep slopes of that mountain,
There will be those voices that reach out and try to pull you back down.
Not to where you were a few steps ago, but below the surface.
Those voices try to drown you, and keep you isolated from your dreams.
Those voices are not always from your competition.
There will be times – many times – when those voices will be from people who are close to you.
Friends. Family. Colleagues.
And sometimes even your inner voice.
Recognize those voices for what they are.
People who are trying to pull you away from your dreams.
Simply smile at those voices.