It’s important to surround ourselves with positivity, but we must also realise that we can’t completely isolate ourselves from negative energy. Ignorance, difficulty and injustice will be found everywhere. If you get out of a testing situation, or cut ties with an angry person, understand that you will soon face negativity again.
But let me tell you something. The only one who has the power over how you feel, is you.
You cannot control the world around you, but you have the upper hand when it comes to your own heart.
Look after it.
Learn to nurture and support yourself.
To be kind to yourself, without expecting others to be kind to you.
Learn to live by the principles of optimism. To challenge that negativity you see around you.
Learn to smile at the one who insults you.
To celebrate the personal victories that only you are aware of.
Carry the firm belief that you have a right to be happy. Don’t let anyone take that away from you.
And make it a mission to spread this happiness. To share, and to love, even when your own foundations seem to be breaking.
Learn that through giving, you will receive.
Recognise that mindset is the key to success. With desire, motivation and consistency, you will achieve beyond your expectations.
Because, ultimately, internal strength will destroy the external barriers.