Turning pro changes how people perceive us
From Steven Pressfield's magnificent (and short) book Turning Pro:
Turning pro changes how people perceive us. Those who are still fleeing from their own fears will now try to sabotage us. They will tell us we ‘ve changed and try to undermine our efforts at further change. They will attempt to make us feel guilty for these changes. They will try to entice us to get stoned with them or fuck off with them or waste time with them, as we ‘ve done in the past, and when we refuse, they will turn against us and talk us down behind our backs.