Associate with people who inspire you.
Read books that light the fire inside you.
Listen to music that stirs your soul.
Watch films that spark your creative mind.
There's no need to dwell on negative people or events; feel what you need to feel, learn from them and move on.
We become the average of the five people who we are closest to so we must choose our company wisely.
If someone doesn't understand your dream, enlighten them.
If they still don't understand it and try to discourage you, thank them for their opinion and change the topic.
The people around you who encourage you, support your dreams and help you grow are the wind underneath your sails, your life's most valuable treasures.
We're not talking about blind faith here.
We're talking about the friend who genuinely wants to see you succeed, who will tell you the hard truths and who will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel when you're down in the trenches, covered in dirt.
Don't let anybody discourage you.
Your path is yours and yours alone.
Feed your hope.
Starve your fear.