This was in Alan Weiss’ most recent newsletter – thought you may find it of interest:
If you surround yourself with positive, honest, supportive people (including the courageous friends who will tell you when you’re wrong) you are apt to be successful and healthy. But if you allow yourself to be amongst those who are Luddites and cynics, you’ll wind up frustrated and failing.
John F. Kennedy said in the midst of early 60’s technology and society that we would put a man on the moon within the decade. Most thought it crazed, delusional, or strictly political. There were 20,000 people in government who said it wouldn’t happen. So he corralled a thousand or so who believed it could and put them in NASA. Nine years later they put Neil Armstrong on the moon.