Are your friends and family holding you back?
The people that you hold close to you leave the greatest impression on you.
Because you care about them, and you value what they think about you.
But... there's a specific reason why friends and families opinions come thick and fast - and that's because at one point in time you were either in the same position as them, or you were beneath them.
A basis for comparison.
This is why you might receive more encouragement from complete strangers than you do your family or friends.
Strange to think isn't it?
Seeing this for what it is provides an enormous amount of mental ease...
Stop seeking encouragement from family and friends, and understand why it's harder for them to offer it up.
Starting seeking those who genuinely celebrate your wins and pull you up.