There’s no reason to be dismayed by what others think, say or do. If they want to be negative, let them. That’s their problem not yours. No person knows what’s best for you more than you do. No person knows what you are capable of accomplishing more than you do. Certainly, other people who are most important to you and value you can and will encourage you and be of great help to you. No matter the circumstances they will stick around. See the good in that and the positive in those around you. Connect with that. Pay no mind to those who may want to drag you down with criticism. There is no need whatsoever to let someone’s opinion stop you from what you have your mind and heart set on because, well, it’s just that an opinion. You are who you are regardless of what others think, say and/or do. Focus your energy, your awareness and your efforts on all of those positive possibilities that life has to offer. You are here, You are capable, and with your head held high, just know that the best is still yet to come.