Stay Away from Negative Influences
What are negative influences?
Negative influences are negative people, drugs, alcohol, pornography, profanity etc. All negative influences pull people down. It depletes energy that could have been used constructively, to achieve new heights.
Impressionable minds get influenced by adult behavior and the media. Peer pressure affects not only children and teenagers, it is also prevalent in adults. It shows a lack of self-esteem when people do not have the courage to say “No, thank you,” and stay away from negative influences.
A person’s character is judged not only by the company they keep but also by the company they avoid.
If you associate with achievers, you will become one. If you associate with thinkers, you will become one. If you associate with givers, you will become one. If you associate with negative people, you will become one.
Whenever people succeed in life, petty people will take cracks at them and try to pull them down. When you refuse to fight petty people, you win. In martial arts, they teach that when someone takes a crack at you, instead of blocking you should step away. Why? Blocking requires energy. Why not use it more productively? Similarly, in order to fight petty people, you have to come down to their level. That is what they want, because then you become one of them.
Don’t let negative people drag you down.
Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol
ninety percent people become smokers by the age of eighteen. Guess, till the above study came, who was sponsoring all the major sporting events? Of course, cigarette companies, because they knew their exact target audience and the impressionable age group.
One reason that I don’t drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.L
Drinking makes a person lose his inhibitions and give exhibitions.