Your success can be measured as an average of those closest to you.
As you strive for more success you may find that some in your circle will prop you up and encourage your endeavors and some will try to bring you down. They will do this sometimes consciously, sometimes not.
Let’s face it, most people do not possess the focus and courage required to be an entrepreneurial artist and your desires and new behavior can make them uncomfortable.
Based on my personal experience, my ambitions and successes intimidated some in my circle, made others jealous, yet inspired the rest. Because of this I was faced with two difficult choices. I could accept their negativity or release them.
I realized that while embarking on an ambitious life-changing goal I could not afford to be influenced by negativity. So I fired some and I minded what I shared with others.
This is a difficult realization. But I was more committed to my success and well being than I was committed to accepting the negativity of others.
And eventually those in my circle whom I fired were replaced by much more positive, successful, and like minded people.
As my artist clients determine their focus and experience success they are in a delicate state. They want, and they deserve, encouragement and support.
But they find that some in their circle, friends and family, not only don’t offer this but they bring them down.
Life is short. Accept or let go of those in your circle who do not support you and trade up.
Successful and positive people hang around with successful and positive people.