Who’s in Your Ear?

In life we all struggle with trying to find who has our best interest at heart! We want to think that the people close to us are the ones that has our backs and will teach us what we need to know in order to pursue our own happiness. As adults, we know this is not true!

When we grow up, life beats us down! We will have instances in life where life will kick you until you’re down, and then when you’re down it will kick you some more. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky once said, “life will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it”.

Most of our parents and friends have been kicked down, but instead of choosing to get up and fight, they stay down! They watch television on their flat screen and stuff there mouths with potato chips and ice cream. We never listen to this next part though. Rocky goes on to say, “you, me, nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much we can take, and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done”.

Anytime someone is put through the ringer it is easy to give up, and they usually want to bring others down with them. Like they said, misery loves company. It’s not enough that they suffer, they want everyone else to suffer. How many times do you tell someone about your plans and they say, “that wil never work” or “are you sure? You can’t make money doing that”. They are not your support group. Throw them in the hindrance group. All they’re doing is hindering you from achieving your dream!

Control who has your ear. Anybody who would rather you play it safe instead of living out your dream is a bad person to have your ear on this journey. Maybe they’re looking out for you in their own way, but they are not helping you accomplish your goals. When some people tell you to be realistic and not to dream they most likely let an obstacle keep them from their dream and they feel like dreams are unattainable.

If you want something, go get it! People will tell you not to do something because they’re scared. You let them be scared, but you know that you have this passion inside of you that you cannot resist. You must keep pushing. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. Sounds cliche, but it’s true. The only person that can stop you from achieving your dreams is you!

Be careful who you let have your ear. If they’re not in your corner and helping you to achieve your dreams, don’t let them have your ear. Let that vibration pattern mimic that of a bee. Nobody should understand your dream, because it’s your dream! If you take nothing else from this; understand that I know it is hard to let go of toxic people that you care about. If they’re not helping you succeed and they are negative, you must keep your distance. Until next time, stay woke my friends!

~Anthony Newton



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