When you achieve major goals in life, it’s very difficult not to send intensely petty emails to all those who told you that you could never do something, who vehemently pronounced that it just wasn’t possible for someone like you. They’d be along the lines of sending a scan of my offer letter with, “You said I couldn’t, and look what I done did!”

I won’t do such a thing. There’s no reason for it. But it is tempting.

I really should be thanking them, though. Nothing is more motivating to me than someone telling me I can’t do something that I want to do and know that I can do. That’s like the best fuel there is. So, thanks.