The thing about friends
is they believe in you so when you tell them something awesome they are like, "Of course you are."
This exact thing happened when I shared with my friends that I had gotten my first illustration assignment. They were excited for me but there were no exclamation points. No expletives of celebration. No "That's amazing!" or "No way! I don't believe it!"
Just calm happiness.
"Of course you are. Congratulations."
They knew I was capable of this thing all along, even if I wasn't sure of anything myself.
Which brings me to the question:
What else do these people know? What else do I need to approach with the same confidence of my friends?
The answer, I'm learning is: Lots.
So starting today, I'm going to do my best to start listening to the smart people with whom I choose to surround myself.