No matter how many times I hear the stories noted in the illustration below, I am impressed. You should be too. Learn from these stories. If someone gives you negative advice, ignore it. If someone tells you can't do something, but you want to do it anyway, do it! Surround yourself with supporters, mentors and fans. Ignore the naysayers. I have failed many times and I attribute those failures to my current successes. I am not in the league of those in this picture, but I am a success by my own measures and far exceed many of my peers who gave me negative advice.