Develop a sense of humor. People love being around others who are pleasant and enjoyable. Don’t become a clown, but do keep that smile on your face. It’s hard to clench you teeth when you’re smiling, and it’s hard to be angry when you have a smile.
Don’t get in a rut, and if you do, don’t stay there. Release your imagination. Think about how you can go on to be a well-rounded, interesting person. You can be anything you make up your mind to be and the right attitude and application of the formula, success=persistence+discipline, you’ll be the best you can at it. This doesn’t take money and it doesn’t require family background, but it does take time, guts and a willingness to work hard.
You also need to develop a positive mental attitude. Negative thinking is a waste of time however some people enjoy walking around with a cloud over their head. What a waste of energy!
Don’t allow yourself to be used or abused by these people. Surround yourself with positive thinkers who can share or at least support your goals. You have the choice of saying no to the people who don’t ever see the light at the end of the tunnel. The other choice is to stay in there with them. In the long run, your positive mental attitude will take you farther than your negative friends–if it’s aided by disciplined goal-setting and review.