Your circle of friends should want to see you win.
Your circle of friends should not be joyful when you are struggling.
Your circle should be quietly supporting and not critical of your life decisions.
Your circle should not spend their time trying to change you to be more like them.
Your circle of friends should recognize that you are unique and that in reality they are better for knowing you.
Those that are part of your circle should be helping build you up and not constantly breaking you down.
Who is in your circle?
Your circle belongs to you. You don’t have to let everyone in–you don’t have to let ANYONE in–that does not fit in with your goals, your lifestyle, your values and your priorities.
Life is challenging enough without having to surround ourselves with people who are not going in the same direction.
Others will define you based on who you surround yourself with.
And it is never too late to create your circle, modify your circle or remove yourself from a circle that is not aligned to your true self.
For those that don’t belong in your circle, that use their energy to being you down, or that only want to use you, wish them well and let them go.
No hard feelings are necessary, they just don’t belong with you.
Create your circle with people that will encourage you to be your best as you encourage them to be their best–those are the people that belong in your circle.