Most will agree it takes all types of people to make the world go round. Imagine how bored we would be if we all shared the same dreams, goals, interests, and belief systems. That's part of what makes life so interesting.
That being said, if your'e someone who aspires to reach tremendous goals, achieve the life of your dreams, and wake up every day with a bounce in your step a twinkle in your eye, and anticipation for things to come, then it's absolutely necessary, in fact critical, to avoid spending time with people who have not developed beyond age five.
Let me clarify. I'm not saying that kids are a hindrance to success--hardly! They can be our most creative co-conspirators. What I am saying is there are certain people (adults) who have not developed beyond the age of five. These are the Angry folks, the Gossipers, the Entitled ones, and the Victims. All 4 species are toxic to those seeking to do great things. They're like kryptonite to superman, a catholic cross to vampires, rich people to robin hood... or something like that. You get the point.
I'll tell you why.
Angry People: Anger is an energy that sucks the life out of the person expressing it (or worse, not expressing it and fuelling every cell of their being with resentment), but it drains the joy from surrounding people, as well. I'm not suggesting it's unhealthy to be upset. But there's a difference between momentary reactions, and a free-floating anger that lies waiting for any opportunity to explode.
Gossipers: If you find yourself talking negatively about someone just to fit in or contribute to a conversation, chances are, you'd be better off leaving the table. Gossiping and attacking others is the poor person's means of raising self-esteem. And besides that, it doesn't work.
Entitled People: People who are entitled can have all the blessings in the world but don't realize it. They think that just being born presupposes their right to any luxuries and opportunities afforded them. The concept that food, good health, and a loving family are gifts is foreign to the entitled person.
Victims: Perhaps the most draining of all are people who refuse to look on the bright side, who seem incapable of rising to the challenge and adventure of life. The victim mentality keeps you stuck wallowing in the depths of self-pity, making remarks like "Why me," or "It's just SO hard," and "Life's not FAIR." Wah! Again, it's natural and even healthy to voice these sentiments once in while--but when you do, ask yourself, how does this serve me? How does it feel to be a victim of the world?
Remember, we all get stuck in these ruts once in a while. The willingness to even consider that yo've acted as though you're AGE-V proves you're on the path of higher consciousness. Notice how you feel after gossiping. Does it feel good to "deserve" things that aren't given to you? Or is the reward in taking action and claiming something you've worked hard for? Are you a victim of the circumstances of life, or are you ready to OWN your power, claim your brilliance, and make your mark in the world? Reach for the stars.
It's up to you to,
Just Breathe, Believe, and Achieve!