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.

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.