“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but really great make you feel that you too, can become great.”
The Company You Keep
Be careful of the company you keep they say. I remember a saying from when I was a kid, ‘you can’t soar like an eagle if hang around with turkeys.’ It was hard to understand then, but I think it basically was what Mark Twain was saying.
Surround yourself with people who support your ambitions, people who support you. Remove the haters and the naysayers from your life, or at least, try to limit your exposure.
When you surround yourself with supportive people who don’t crush your dreams and ambitions, you are more likely to succeed in your endeavors. You gain strength and motivation from these types of people and are encouraged to continue on.
But remember, it is a two-way street, don’t forget to provide encouragement and support back, or you might have to find new company to keep!
Have a great Thursday!