Luvmia - posted on 01/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Good afternoon mommies!
I came across this while I was feeling a little "besides myself" (i.e. overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, etc.) and I find it very helpful. This reading has answered a lot of my questions that have remained unanswered for a very long time. I hope that it is helpful to at least some of you as well.
It Is Better To Be Alone by anonymous
It is better to be alone, then in the wrong company. Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you assoicate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. "A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friend he chooses." The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad. The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improves. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases you mediocrity. An important attribute is successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your assocaites will change. some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dreams. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you. consider this: Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere. With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.