Loving From a Distance
Sometimes you have to love from a distance. You have probably heard the story of "crabs in a barrel" and it's application to the actions of people in life. The principle of the allegory goes something like this…if you look at crabs in an open barrel; you will notice that when one crab attempts to get out and is at the very top of the barrel, another crab will instinctively pull the exiting crab back into the barrel. And so it is with people in our lives; sometimes the individuals in our lives are not necessarily our best supporters. These people do not add to our lives or help create an environment for success.
Now it is okay to like or even love these friends or family members. However, you have to also understand that if you are striving to achieve and reach goals in you life, you may have to distance yourself from the detractors and those that do not have your best interest at heart. Letting those negative influences invade your thinking, can be an impediment to achieving ultimate success.
Make your environment one where optimism, hope and success run wild. Remember you can still associate with less than supportive individuals, but not too closely where negative vibes can have an influence on you. Control your environment and insure your success.