Green-light Someone’s Dreams

One of my greatest pleasures is to watch my friends take a risk.  Whatever it is –starting a business, writing a book, embarking on a new career — I want to be on their team.  I love ambition and drive and there’s nothing better than seeing it take place.

Unfortunately not everyone wants to be on someone’s team. They wield extra long straight pins, long enough to pop the balloon of hopefulness.  Instead of championing, they second-guess.  They share stories of people who didn’t succeed.  They don’t green-light someone’s dreams. Frankly, I don’t get it.

I’ve met those pin-wielding people and avoid them like the plague.  I don’t need someone to sabotage my pursuit and neither do you.


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10 Comments to Green-light Someone’s Dreams

  1. Jill's Gravatar Jill
    April 12, 2019 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Just like Frenemies! Thanks for those words of wisdom as well. ❤️

  2. Jennifer's Gravatar Jennifer
    April 12, 2019 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Yup. Sometimes I think they’re specifically there to provide friction…thank you for this…impeccable timing.

  3. April 12, 2019 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Amazing E, you are the best dressed cheerleader of all time. Thank you for inspiring me so many years ago to up my fabulous game. I adore you and your fresh take the world. Go green or go home. Alexa

  4. June's Gravatar June
    April 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Great confidence booster you are!

  5. Judith's Gravatar Judith
    April 13, 2019 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ellen

    I am slightly off topic, but……In Australia we have, in the popular mind, a distaste for people who are too grand, too noisy or self promoting. We call them ‘tall poppies’ and the phrase ‘cutting down tall poppies’ refers to the custom of denigrating those who get ‘above themselves’.

    The downside of this is that almost anyone who is successful can be disliked or distrusted. Australian’s pretend to themselves, that we are an egalitarian society.

    Obviously this is all nonsense and very weird because we simultaneously seem to worship and adore ‘celebrities’.

    All together, the relationship we all have with other people’s success and achievement is confused and is probably mixed with a very large serving of jealously.

    An interesting topic…. Judith

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Ellen Lubin-Sherman

Some say she's tart and arch, but she knows fabulous when she sees it, and that's what she writes about. Get her book, The Essentials of Fabulous, on Amazon. More about me...