One of my most painful moments was realizing that my absolute best friend at the time was holding me back from who I wanted to be, so I consciously decided to disconnect myself from him.
He always criticized me for "being unrealistic", "being too drastic" and "working too hard". I explained myself to him, but he just stuck with his beliefs that business is risky and success is too rare.
I kept thinking about Jim Rohn's quote "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with." It was time to decide: did I really believe what Jim Rohn said? Do I have the guts to let go of my BEST FRIEND because I don't like the way he thinks?
Disconnecting myself from my best friend felt like taking a splinter out of my thumb, but now that I look back on it, I'm very happy I decided to do that.
Have you ever had to disconnect from people you knew because they just didn't "get" what IM and success were about? Share your story!