Recently I had an exchange with someone that went something like this:
She said, I am working on managing my Little Voice and find that sometimes the Little Voice is actually what I am hearing from my friends.
I asked her, You mean like negative things friends have said to you in the past?
She said, No, things like all of the reasons why what Im doing is wrong, too risky and every reason why I wont be successful.
My response, Get some new friends!
Seriously folks, its enough of a challenge to deal with your own Little Voices trying to tell you what you can or cannot do. A friend pushing their Little Voice on you doesnt help them or you!
If you have friends that you are sharing your dreams and goals with take notice. Are they trying to help you get where you want to go or are they are telling you all the reasons youll never make it. In many cases, this is the sad story of misery loves company. Your failure verifies their position and in some sick way makes them feel better and makes them feel like they even helped you. If you succeed, you are going to make them wrong and then they might have to take responsibility for not acting on their own dreams and goals.
If you have friends feeding your negative Little Voices, make some new friends who are successfully pursuing their passion – they will want to lift you up with them and have much more supportive words for you.
In fact, in some cases, the quickest way to change your life is to change your friends.