. When the people around you question your assignment and they are jealous, insecure, instigate drama and can’t celebrate your success.
. When the people around you shake your ladder of success instead of holding it for you.
. When they blow things out of proportion, exaggerate and dramatize every situation.
. When your friends become territorial and jealous of your mate, children, friends or your personal drive for success.
. When you have a “high maintenance” friendship (e.g. too needy, requires too much time, attention, compliments and reassurance because they are easily offended, they have no boundaries, they need you to co-sign all of their drama, gossip and poor decisions.)
. When they smile in your face while trying to take your place.
. If they rather talk about your past instead of your possibilities.
. When they help you decorate for your pity party instead of encouraging you to get up.
. When their drama filled/toxic relationship is influencing your marriage/relationship.
. When small thinking people try to speak fear into your big faith.
. When they think like a chicken and stay on the ground floor but you think like an eagle and you are ready to soar. It’s time to re-evaluate or separate from people they don’t want to see you fly and try to pull you down from the sky.
Your associations determine your destination.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor, http://www.DoNotGiveUp.net