One of the main reasons why some people do not live their lives to the maximum is because they are too concerned about what others around them are saying. Peer pressure can be a very powerful thing when it comes to positively influence, but it can also be very devastating if the influence is bad.
Selecting your friends is very crucial because ultimately, you will be influenced by your close friends subconsciously either you like it or not. If you have a bunch of friends with a negative mindset, you will tend to see a lot of problems instead of opportunity, make more complaints instead of searching for a good solution, etc. No matter what kind of friends you have currently, either people who influence your positively or negatively, you must understand that everyone is looking at the world from their own perspective.
Even the people who have the greatest positive impact on your life might not agree with your vision or what you really want to do because they will not see the world through your eyes. Sometimes, you need to be really assured about what you want in life, hold your belief and dream so strong that no matter what others said, your goal will never be shaken.
If you are too concerned about what others said about you in life, you might end up like a clown, trying to make everyone else happy but yourself. Yes, sacrifice yourself for your love ones makes you a hero, however please also remember that your life, it belongs to you. There are times you need to respect and appreciate yourself too. So, don’t forget to give yourself some space and do things which you really want to do. You only live once, make sure you live it to the max.