As boundary-pushers and other professional antagonists fully understand, we become a target for all the career naysayers and folks living in mediocrity-ville.
When you least expect it, a voice in the night will tell you, “It’s not who you are. It’s not what you do. It’s not what you have. It’s only about who you love and who loves you.”
PS. Let them be the reason you push. Never forget that.