It can be quite the challenge to tell yourself yes when so many people are telling you no.
Your hopes and dreams may hinge on doubt planted in your mind by people telling you you're not capable or that you should conform to their view of happiness and not your own.
I remember being told that it was a bad idea to go to the US, that being a musician was an unstable and unwise career path and that I should get a degree and a real job.
I don't resent the people who told me that. I thank them for making me stronger and teaching me to tell my self yes despite their discouraging words.