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Brick Walls and Glass Ceilings Part II: How to Knock Your Roadblocks Down

Roadblock #2: I Think I Can't

Surround yourself with people who say you can, instead of those who say you can’t.

Strategy: 
Minimize your contact with those who criticize your plans and goals, while actively seeking out people who support you. There are several ways to identify like-minded supporters:

  • Find someone who has already achieved what you want to achieve. Ask him or her to mentor you.
  • Join associations, clubs, and chat rooms that include people with your similar goals.
  • Start your own group and invite other like-minded individuals to brainstorm, share ideas, solve problems, and offer encouragement.