Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. We all grew up hearing this particular quote. The question is do we take it into consideration? Have you realized the kind of people you associate with has everything to do with the kind of person you will become? When you move with focused and purposeful people, a bright future is certain for you. When you are in the company of fools, destruction is imminent.
It is important to select carefully those we associate with. Some people are toxic and they drive others to do irrational things. Just as they step into your life, your dreams and aspirations go down the drain. You no longer have the drive or motivation to do things which you would ordinarily love to do. On the other hand, when good people come into your life, they take it upon themselves to be on the lookout for you. They check on you every now and then to be sure you are pursuing your goals. They want you all to succeed. They are never self-centered.
I have heard cases of people with bright future who for one reason or the other were unable to achieve greatness because of those they surrounded themselves with. Feel free to separate yourself from those that do not discuss success with you. You propose something and immediately they see the pitfalls before the achievement. Run! for they do not have a positive mindset.
I know a very calm, ambitious and results oriented man. He found himself in a group of people who had nothing good to offer him. They knew he was way different from them but they did everything within their power to stop him from standing out. They were all hoodlums. He had a little argument with a lady one day, he apologized and kept his cool. He told his friends about it later and they all advised him to deal with the lady. Of course, they were his friends and he felt they had his back. He listened to them, did something nasty and was later imprisoned. Now, who are your confidants? Who do you listen to? What kind of future do you project for yourself?
You do not have to tell everyone whatever you have in mind. Not everyone is happy with your ideas, innovations and achievements. Wisdom is the principal thing! Distance yourself from dream crashers. As a matter of fact, run far away from them. Surround yourself with destiny helpers and see how things turn around for you.
Position yourself properly to attract the right set of people, hangout in the right places. Stop looking for what is not lost. Above all, covet the spirit of discernment to identify the wolves in sheep’s clothing.