Do your friends uplift you, or bring you down? Are they critical, or complementary?
Negative self talk and negative energy can affect you in many ways and cause you additional stress. You can help yourself maintain a positive frame of mind by surrounding yourself with the kinds of people you want to be like. People, can have the strongest affect on our lives, I'm living proof. I believe that you become, the people, you hang out with, whether you want to or not.
The people you associate with and share ideas with have a major influence on how you choose to act upon or not act upon your dreams. One of the most important ways you can get (and keep) positive energy in your life is with the company you keep. Good friends can inspire you to reach greater heights, and see your strengths even when you don’t always. Pay attention to how your friends make you feel, and if they’re less than supportive, start putting your energy and time toward people who are better suited to be your friend. If you can't find anyone like this, then simply take the time to read self help or Inspirational books and eventually you will attract positive people automatically.
Never lose sight of your dreams ... it's totally up to you to remind yourself everyday of the rewards you will reap as you achieve your goals.
Sow it! Reap it!