I haven’t been taking enough care with the company I keep. I need to follow this advice.
Be careful who you share your soul with.
Not everyone is going to get it.
Not everyone is going to see the vision you have. Not everyone will be able to see it all coming together, you – in the full richness of your life, your dreams taking shape in the wake of your hands.
Not everyone is going to be able to see that.
They will say your crazy. An idealist. A dreamer.
I’ve heard it all before.
And not everyone is going to be able to support you in your dreams, even if they can see what you are trying to create.
To many people, your success is scary. It’s a challenge to the victimhood stories they are telling themselves – the mythology of a horrible universe where there’s never enough and there’s no possible way to succeed.
People need those stories. Otherwise they’d be forced to take responsibility and forced to take action.
They’d much rather see you fail. They’d much rather talk you out of your dreams than actually have to do anything with their lives.
You don’t need that.
I really mean that, you don’t need that in your life. Nobody does.
And you know who they are. It’s like they pull a plug in your belly, and your energy just drains away whenever they are around.
Keep these people at a distance. Don’t share your soul with them. Don’t invite them into your inner world.
You have enough on your plate with your own fears, your own insecurities, your own doubts.
You already have the fight of your life on your hands. You need every ounce of energy you can muster.
There’s no room for energy vampires. Keep them at a distance.
And careful the company you keep.