Discouragement is like a friend request.
No matter how the requests are repeated, they can never be imposed on you.
The choice is yours to accept it or to reject it.
Discouragement can come from any angle; not only your known detractors but also from your trusted confidant.
The choice is yours to either allow yourself to be distracted or to be energized to move on.
Discouragement is inevitable but you have the power to determine how it should affect you.