There is a delicate balance in any partnership, in any relationship. There’s give, take, and compromise. But, I’ll warn you that if ever anyone tells you that you cannot achieve something, or you are undeserving, listen closely. Their real message is that they cannot achieve what you can and they are undeserving of you. Their limits are not your own.
The two biggest factors holding me back were the loud voice from someone closest to me who said, “You’ll never succeed. Why can’t you just admit you are a failure?”