There are people in your life that are holding you back. We all have those people in our lives who no matter what our idea is, they have a negative take on it.
My simple recommendation as a motivational college speaker is this. Remove those people from your life.
If it is someone you can’t actually remove from your life, say a family member or someone that you really do care about and he/she has other redeeming qualities, then at the very least, do not talk to them about what you want to do in life.
Those people are going to be the first to pull you down and will allow you to fall off track.
A great example would be if you were trying to quit smoking, and you continued to hang around smokers who really thought it was silly that you were trying to quit.
Not only do they not want to support you, but it’s really in their best interest to get you to start smoking again. They’re not going to just be unsupportive but they’re actually going to actively go out of their way to keep you from quitting.
They have incentives to keep you a smoker. Just think, if you quit, then they have one less excuse to justify their own negative behavior.
This is the case with anything in life. There is motive for negative people to keep you from changing positively. It’s time to move on from those people or at the very least, completely exclude them from any conversations about what you want in life.
Once you have removed the negative influences from your life, making a change will be infinitely more simple. In fact, if you are able to replace the negative people with supportive people, you will go from having a peanut gallery criticizing your every move to having a sideline of cheerleaders supporting you. Think of the difference between the two scenarios.
Is there someone that you could remove from your life right now??? Please comment below!
By Marc Wayshak, College Motivational Speaker