When you have a goal in mind, or if you’re trying to build a business, it can be difficult to remain optimistic at times. Especially if you don’t have the proper people in your life to support, connect or relate to.
Over time, I began to realize that there were certain people in my life who were bringing me down. These people may have seemed supportive but actually stripped away my confidence, making me question if achieving my dreams was actually possible.
In the early stages of my career, I had a mentor who was very good at helping me get out of my own way. He was encouraging me to take risks and not be afraid of failure. But he also reminded me to be careful about whom I surrounded myself with. Because not everyone is going to have your best interests at heart.
Have you ever shared good news with a person and you ended up leaving the conversation feeling worse?
Protect yourself and be self-aware, because as you’re trying to achieve your dreams, there will always be people trying to bring you down. You just have to find the strength to keep on standing up.
I realized that there’s no one that can stop you from achieving your dreams—except yourself. You have the power to remove certain people and network with like-minded individuals who want to see you grow. And if you haven’t found those people yet, that’s okay. You will find those people, when you make space for them.
How I Removed People Who Were Bringing Me Down:
1. The first step was recognizing that these people were actually holding me down.
2. The second step was to remove them.
3. The third step was to follow my intuition and trust my path.
4. The final step is the hardest one—believing in yourself.
Putting yourself out there and doing what you love is scary. But after coming to the realization of how powerful vulnerability is rather than perceiving it as a weakness, you keep on believing.
One of the most important things I’ve learned over the years is that it’s okay to be yourself. It’s okay if you’re different from everyone else. And it’s okay if you don’t fit in. You realize once you believe in yourself, become your higher self, and go after your dreams, you start to notice you’re manifesting like-minded individuals, making you feel less alone and more connected.
Growth takes time. We have to remember that growth isn’t an overnight thing. When you build something for yourself or chase your dreams, it takes time. Be grateful for the journey. Appreciate the small successes along the way while still remaining patient with yourself.
Overall, don’t let people bring you down or discourage you from pursuing your goals. Surround yourself with people that motivate you. Trust your intuition. Share your wins with people who care. Be proud of your accomplishments and your growth. And remove people who don’t support you or hold you back.
At the end of the day, you are the creator of your destiny and you can choose your surroundings. Don’t let people bring you down or discourage you from pursuing your goals. Trust your intuition, believe in yourself, be the best you can be, and keep chasing your dreams.
Because you can achieve your dreams, and you will.
See you at the finish line.