The people you surround yourself with affects the outlook you have on life. You don’t need many friends; what you really need is people who are positive, driven and possess some sense of purpose. That’s when you come to realise you actually need fewer friends. The sort of people whose conversations flower with positivity and ambition; they are always upbeat, mention only good of others and desire for the betterment of society.
Avoid negativity like plague – because that’s exactly what it is. People who talk ill of others, lack any serious moral conviction and are expert fault finders won’t do you any good. Look around you, people who achieve anything worthwhile don’t sit around idly, complaining and whinging about their sad state of affairs. They put their trust in God, get out there and make something happen. Be a doer, get out on the field and make yourself count. Nothing is going to happen by sitting in your cosy armchair.
All the most successful men and women (whatever your definition of success maybe) got out there and made things happen. Be a realist, be an optimist and most importantly, stay positive. One box you need to tick is to get in the right crowd.
Haroon Sidat Phd.