In the early 1960’s, Ferruccio Lamborghini was a wealthy Italian industrialist who’s company built tractors. He owned and drove several Ferrari’s but repeatedly broke the clutches. So, he went to Enzo Ferrari and suggested how he could improve his clutch.
Enzo Ferrari told him: ‘You are a tractor driver, you are a farmer. You shouldn’t complain driving my cars because they’re the best cars in the world. The clutch is not the problem. The problem is you don’t know how to drive a Ferrari and you break the clutch.”
Lamborghini told him, “Oh, yes, I am a farmer! I’ll show you how to make a sports car and I will do a sports car by myself . . . to show you how a sports car has to be.”
Ferruccio went on to start his own automotive company and never bought another Ferrari.
Moral of the story?
Be careful of who you say no to, and be careful of listening to those who tell you no.