Stop letting people dump on your dreams. Life will test you to see how serious you are about pursuing your dreams. And sooner or later you’re going to face negative feedback from others. When this happens, remember not to let anyone crush your spirit. If you are passionate about something, pursue it, no matter what anyone else thinks. That’s how dreams are achieved.
Stop letting naysayers talk you out of putting in the extra effort. Hard times often lead to greatness. Keep the faith. It will be worth it in the end. The beginnings to great things are always the hardest.
Stop letting people bully you. Bullying is not OK. Period. There is no freedom on Earth that gives someone the right to assault who you are as a person. Sadly, some people just won’t be happy until they’ve pushed your ego to the ground and stomped on it. What you have to do is have the nerve to stand your ground. Don’t give them any leeway. Nobody has the power to make you feel small unless you give them that power.
Stop letting friends be untrue to you. What is a true friend? Someone who loves you no matter what, but still inspires you to be a better person. Be a true friend to others, and keep only true friends close to you.
Stop letting people keep you bitter. Remember, the first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to move forward is the happiest. Always.
Stop letting people use your past to poison your present. Life is too short to tirelessly struggle with old news and those who refuse to let it go. Some people cannot stand that you’re moving on with your life and so they will try to drag your past to catch up with you. Do not help them by acknowledging their behavior. Keep moving forward. Practice forgiveness. Letting go of the past is your first step to happiness.