The Company You Keep

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  1. realtalk247 profile image73
    realtalk247posted 3 years ago

    Les Brown "There are people in your life who feel threatened, jealous, and envious of who you are, and what you have going for you. Some of them just don't want anything for themselves, and have no ambition or motivation to do anything new. They either don’t know how to change, or don’t want to change. They will resist any effort on your part to influence their thinking, or change the way they are living their lives. Make up your mind that your life is too valuable, and your dreams and goals are too important to be compromised and hijacked by others. It takes courage to create a different life, and to separate yourself from anyone who is not for your highest good. You know who these people are! Have the courage to do what you know to pull yourself together, and move your life to the next level."

    In order to reach the next level your inner circle must consist for those who have achieved greatness or desire to better themselves in action not words.  Make sure your friends are ACHIEVERS and are TEAM YOU so you can continue to grow. Sometimes growth requires the shedding of those we feel extreme attachment to or friendships developed over years.  Rid people that serve as distractions, undermine your confidence, or have revealed they are not in support of you achieving great accomplishments in your life. You deserve people in your life who reveal honest truths designed to encourage you to achieve your best life. It won't hurt as much as keeping people in your life that encourage stagnation and those not sharing similar mindset. 
    When it comes to achievement/success vs. playing in the field of mediocrity -you have to draw the line at play and achieve what the Creator designed for you to do with the gift you have been given.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Such people are toxic negaholics.  They are soul devouring, soul destroying people.  Well, THERE'S A SOLUTION FOR THIS, IT IS CALLED..........


      1. God shet profile image60
        God shetposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        How many of them - do you think are out there? :-)   (people need to be careful while using one of those scissors. a slip may pierce the eyes)

      2. realtalk247 profile image73
        realtalk247posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        True. Sometimes it can be difficult to realize the people you love and felt were like "family" to you resist your desire to be great and better. It's so sad but not everyone is on the train to accompany you on the road to success and growth.

        1. gmwilliams profile image82
          gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Realtalk, this is indeed so true.  Family means by its purest definition, people who love, respect, and support you.  It is not necessarily blood relations.  Blood relations can be the worst albatrosses there is.  So many people are mired deep because of blood relations who are envious and jealous and threatened by greatness and extraordinariness.  Eliminate such people for they are toxic, even infernal in scope.   Good friends can be so much better than family.    Yes, people should ally and align themselves with those who have the same and/or better goals than they do.  Always associate up, never associate down. 

          Successful people have to associate themselves with people on the same and/or better level of success.  People on lower levels of success will only deter one because they cannot tell you how to be successful when they are mediocre.  People can only advise other people what is in their particular purview.  A moderately successful person cannot tell another people how to be highly successful as the former is not highly successful himself/herself.  A failure cannot tell another person who to be successful when h/she never tasted success.  That is inductive and deductive logic.   If one wants to advance, one has to cut ties with family and friends who are not as successful as h/she for the latter will in any way, sabotage the former's success.   Envy runs deep in many people.  If not in one way, another.  Many unsuccessful people in families expect, even demand, the more successful members to support them socioeconomically because they did not have the wherewithal to be successful.

          1. realtalk247 profile image73
            realtalk247posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            You are so right gmwilliams

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    The idea that people are actively trying to stop you from succeeding sounds a bit paranoid to me.  people can be selfish, but very few are actively out to get people jus to be evil.

    1. realtalk247 profile image73
      realtalk247posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you think many motivational speakers remind those seeking greatness that they must surround themselves with "certain people" in order to achieve success. Not everyone is happy when you reach the top. If you think it sounds paranoid research famous people and see how many "friends" betrayed them or were not happy for their success. Unfortunately some people do not believe in the principles of "the secret" and believe the lie that success is limited therefore they must hurt or fail to support others achievement in order to achieve success.  Not everyone buys into this system however many people have insecurities in the light of those attempting to achieve more and rather than grow they chose to hurt the person pursuing more. Fact not fiction.


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