Tag: Growth

If Your Friends Don’t Like You For Who You Are, Change Them

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We need people around us, but we don’t need everybody. You need lifters around you. You don’t need downers around you.

If the people around you are not lifting up, they are putting you down. If they are not making you happy, they are making you unhappy.

If they are eating you alive, change them. Do not follow the crowd, follow yourself. You are good enough for yourself. Give yourself what you are expecting from other people. Because no one can give you what is within you.

Choose your friends wisely. Bad friends can stop you from growing. In the words of Thomas S. Monson, “Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith.” If you want to live well, you must choose your friends wisely.

You Will Never Be The Same Person If You Give Up On Your Dream

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If you want to be happy, follow your dream. Do not give up on your dream. Earl Nightingale once said, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” If you want to grow, do not worry about the time it will take you to get there. Instead, worry about not pursuing your dream.

“The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.”- Brian Tracy

Because if you give up on your dream, you will never get to where you are going. Don’t do it. No one knows your dream better than you. You know why you are chasing your dream. You know why you are doing what you are doing. And you know where your dream is taking you. You know it better than anyone. Do not give it up. If you do, you will never find happiness. If you give up on your dream, you will never be happy with what you have. To avoid that, no matter what, you must work really hard to make your dream happen. You must do whatever it takes to make your dream happen, to live your dream, to enjoy the process. Process matters.

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”- Epitectus

To make your dream come true, do not just talk about it, you must take action. In the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” Take responsibility for your life, for your future, for your actions. Do not wait for anyone to do it for you. Because you know your dream better than anyone. Do not give up on your dream. If you can see it, if you can think it, if you can plan it, you can take action. And if you can take action, you can make it happen. Do it for YOU.