"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."- William Faulkner Nothing stays the same. Everything in life is changing. If you want to be a part of the game, you must always try to stretch yourself more than you think you can stretch. When you shoot higher, you will learn more. when you shoot higher, you will fail more. When you shoot higher, you will achieve more. Why is that? Because higher is more.
You must let go of people who don’t value you. If you don’t let them go, they will continue to devalue you. You must tell people how to treat you. You must tell people what you want from them. You must tell people what you stand for. If you don’t tell them how you want to be treated, they will abuse you. They will mistreat you. They will never respect you. So if you don’t want it to happen to you, you must sail your ship. You must drive yourself. You must take charge of your life. If not, they will do it for you. And when they do, you will have nothing left to eat for lunch, let alone dinner.
If you have a friend who is a joke, let him or her go. Don’t hang out with aimless people. If you want to grow, you must look for people who are getting things done. If you don’t want to end up like your aimless friend, you must be in charge of your life.
Walking away from your aimless friend doesn’t mean you hate him or her; it means you love him or her. You respect him or her. You want your friend to do his or her thing. It means you respect yourself. If you don’t want to waste your time, you must let go of your aimless friends.
As the saying goes, “You are as good as your friends.” If you want to be successful, hang out with other successful people. If you want to be happier, hang out with other happy people. If you want to be smarter, hang out with other smart people. If you want to be a leader, you must follow a successful leader. It is not hard. You can do it. It depends on what your values are? If you know your values, you will know where to go. What are your values?