Now, this is a no brainer, but it has been so much more clear to me now more than ever! Remaining positive ultimately starts with yourself, but you should also keep wary of the company you keep. Are they like minded as you are? Do they support you? Are they there to help understand you? Do you learn from them? Do they bring out the best in you? Do they motivate and inspire you? If the answer is yes to these questions, then you are in fact with people who are lifting you higher.
It’s all about surrounding yourself with people who are only going to help you grow by magnifying your strengths, support you, radiate positivity, motivate you and push you to be a better person. I feel like we are in a world where people feel the need to compete with other people, even friends for doing simple things like the way we do our hair, makeup, what kind of jobs we have. It seems to all come down to who is better than the other. But with that kind of mindset, what kind of friends would you have? Or what kind of friend would you be? We aren’t in high school anymore (or at least, I’m not!) and I’ve been around some people who act like talking down about someone I don’t even know is completely okay. Well, it’s not – even if I don’t know that person! And needless to say, I cut ties with those people since they are only bringing me down with them.
Hold on to those who are always willing to be there for you, those pushing you to be your best and always having your back. And hold on to those people who will talk to you face to face versus behind your back. Those are the people worth keeping in your life and you know they are respectful enough to actually help you become a better version of yourself.
So this is just a post to remind you all to keep these awesome people around, because they truly will lift you higher. I’ve come to realize who my true friends are during these past few months, even the few that come back into my life. The people who have supported me and continue to do so, those who give me constructive criticism when I need it and to those who tell me straight up that something I’m doing is stupid, yeah – they’re keepers. And what I love about these people are not only the good times that we share, but the power they have to inspire, motivate and stay positive.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
– Oprah Winfrey