Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain the reason mother should be kept away.
True as it's said. And to be honest, this is something we quite often forget. At least I do. At times it can feel as if whatever you're doing got easier. But do know that it is YOU that got better at doing it, and not the "thing" that got easier ;