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The sky is the limit when kids think about what they want to be when they grow up. Become the first female president? Colonize the moon? Play both pro hockey and pro baseball? Most adults are supportive of these dreams, even if they seem unrealistic. To squash the ambitions of a child seems, well, just plain heartless.
"How can you deal with naysayers when you know the right next move for your career but aren’t getting the support you need to reach that goal? Career coach Deborah Brown-Volkman, president of Surpass Your Dreams and author of Coach Yourself to a New Career, urges people to let go of the need for outside approval"
“While it would be wonderful for everyone to love your career vision, this is not always possible. Sometimes people tell you something isn't feasible, but they are not talking about you. Instead, they are talking about themselves. Maybe they were disappointed or hurt when they tried to do something in their career and because it didn't turn out well for them, they assume the same will happen to you.”
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