Somebody once asked me what my goals in life were.
I was kind of taken off-guard by the question, but I said the first thing that came to mind.
"I want to win a Grammy award".
They spent the next several minutes convincing me what a stupid idea that was, and then I spent the next several years believing them, that this goal was a stupid one and a waste of my time.
That person isn't even in my life anymore.
They were only in around for such a brief period of time, but I allowed their words to poison me long after they disappeared.
One of the reasons I'm writing this is as a reminder not to let other people's opinions about your life influence the way that you live it.
Especially the people that don't support you or care enough about you to be a part of your life in the long term.
The other reason I'm writing this is to say that I want to win a Grammy award and I'm gonna do it.