When those around you are telling you that you can’t, know that you can. There is a way to achieve just about any goal you set. The key is not in whether, or not you can; the key is in how you get there. Once you figure out the how, set your foot on the path, placing your focus on the end result rather than the naysayers along the way. When you do that, you are becoming who you are and not who they think you should be.

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” 
C.G. Jung

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” 
Brené BrownThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are