Nobody grows by flattery. No one benefits from chasing down a flawed dream they are not suited for or can’t properly defend.

And look, if you feel bad about being discouraging to someone, remember this: It’s actually impossible to discourage someone from their true calling. If they were meant to do it, if they can’t not pursue this calling, your rejection will be fuel. If they weren’t, they will thank you for releasing them from this self-made prison. And the world will be better off in both cases.

-Ryan Holiday Thought Catalog


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