Before I began storming on about this idea of “refreshing” your friends circle, I looked up some articles that focused on something along the same lines. I came across a great read, and it truly changed my perspective and most definitely enlightened me!
The idea that not everyone will always bring us up is an idea that we all keep in the back of our minds. It is important to take note whenever possible to your surroundings and to the people you associate with. Ask yourself, are these people bringing me up, or are they dragging me down?
Why? Why can’t I eliminate and start fresh with “positive” people? It’s because the “negative” people in our lives bring a challenge to our lives. They force us to think about ourselves and more importantly about others. Everyone has their own journey and not everyone you meet will vibe with you. That is a truth I am slowly but surely accepting. How you allow this to effect your life is determined by the level of your understanding, along with your own strengths and weaknesses.
What do I mean by understanding your own strength and weaknesses? If you’re allowing an external being to enter your core and mess around with it’s balance, then you need to focus on your own self-improvement and strengthen it so that no one can enter in and break it down, instead of focusing on the negativity that this other person may intentionally or unintentionally be bringing to your life. After all, we can only change what we control.
All in all, approach every person with kindness, even though they may have wronged you, or may have tried to sabotage your relationships. Even IF they wish you ill, you cannot control their inner battle, but you can definitely determine its effect on you.
Have you struggled with negative people? What is your perspective? What have you done in the past and what do you plan to do in the future? Let me know! Comment below!