A friend of mine reminded me of something I had once said and it helped me to remember that we all have a choice. We determine where, what, how and the way we live. We are the only ones who can create our reality. We wake every day with choices to make, with decisions that will affect our daily lives. Choose to be the driving force in your life. Put one foot in front of the other every day and know that you can do anything you put your mind too. Take chances and don't be afraid of failure. We will all fall on our faces from time to time and loose focus, that is okay. You are still in control, at that moment just take a step back and remind yourself that you choose to be happy, you choose to succeed, you choose to press forward..
You need to surround yourself with people who make your life better. Ones who will support you and your choices and have nothing but your best interests at heart. People who can accept when not everything is going right and will help you to regain focus and not hold it against you nor hinder your ability to be the best person you can be. Sometimes people can be envious or jealous of your personal successes or aspirations and do not want you to succeed because it reminds them of their own failures or ambitions that they were not able to achieve. Do not let these people hold you down from pressing forward. You are stronger then you think you are, you are the one who makes your own decisions. YOU GOT THIS!