This is advice from Seth Godin.
It’s meaning has evolved for me.
Today, it means “don’t listen to people who don’t know you when it comes to evaluating your self-worth” and “don’t be bogged down by the cynicism and discouragement from people who don’t believe in your vision.”
Success and life are what you make of them.
It’s true that some stuff you simply aren’t cut out for.
But when you know that you know that you know that you’ve got talent and vision and something of worth – fight.
Fight again and again and again and again and again and again.
And then fight some more.
We can’t let go of our ideals, hopes, and dreams.
We must cling desperately to who we seek to become if we genuinely think we’ve got a shot.
So go, take your shot.