You are the people you associate yourselves with and if anyone in your circle of influence is negative get them out. What do you think will happen if you hang around people who all they do is gossip, talk about others, and spread rumors? That negativity will come raining down on you. Life is so much more valuable than spreading gossip and all that garbage. To bash another person behind their back says a lot about yourself. Do to others as you would unto yourself. Treat people with respect no matter who they are or where they come from. It’s easy to judge and criticize. If you’re judging and criticizing, you should point four fingers back at yourself. The person criticizing and judging you are jealous of you as it is their only way to build themselves up. Yet, the critic has never tried what you have done nor will they ever. If they talk behind your back they are behind you for a reason.
We rise by lifting others up and not by knocking them down. You are the sum of the people you surround yourself with and be wise in your selection. They are either contributing value to your life or draining you. Anybody holding you back from your potential I recommend you do what’s best for yourself and get them out. Be a leader and not a follower. Just because everyone else is doing it does not mean you have to fall into it.
The best decision I ever made was draining out all the negative people from my life. I can’t function with any of that nonsense going on, and do not have the time for it. The old saying is if you hang out in the barbershop long enough eventually you will get a haircut. If you hang out with people doing drugs, gossiping, criticizing, and partying guess what will happen to you…
It’s a very simple approach to get the people who are negative out of your life. You run the shots.