Beware of the gatekeepers.
When you are growing and developing, innovating, pushing your boundaries, inevitably you will encounter gatekeepers along the way.
These often well meaning folk will advise you of the dangers to come and that you are better off right where you are.
“There are dragons beyond this wall, stay here”
No great tale ends with the hero avoiding the dangers and leaving his true love in the tower.
If you want to advance, get to the gold, fight the bloody dragon.
PS That little voice inside your head is the most cunning gatekeeper of all.