I have a friend of mine (best friend) and we've been good friends since 7th grade. But this guy is seriously the most limiting person I know. I can't talk to him about anything related to success because he immediately tries to tell me that its impossible and that I personally can't do it.
Now I've argued with him about this over and over again and each time i tell him basically to live his life the way he wants to and stop trying to limit what I can do in MY life.
But each time he keeps coming back with more and more about how it's impossible and how the THOUSANDS of people who have done it before me must have been special in some way or had some expertise that I will never be able to get.
And honestly i'm sick of it. I've read alot that one of the paths to success includes ridding yourself of those negative people that hold you back and surround yourself with the type of people that are already seeing that kind of success or have the attitude to gain that kind of success.
However, I find it hard to give up on such a long friendship..outside of these talks we are really good friends and really close..
So my question is, how important do you find it to rid yourself of negative people and surround yourself with the type that support the goals you set rather than knocking them down and trying to limit what YOU want to do in YOUR life?