What sort of people do I want in my life?While on the surface this is a pretty easy question to answer. We tend to want people who are trustworthy, giving, caring, loving, encouraging, supporting, etc. These are all great traits that add value to our lives, these people enrich us with their presence.But often, we allow people to behave in ways that pull us down, degrades us, and make us think less of ourselves. Their negativity has an affect on us, studies show that your environment becomes a part of who you are. It would make sense then to keep these negative or narcissistic people in your life will have a negative affect on you, the world that you create around you and your opinion of yourself.We have to ask ourselves a question, why would we accept, embrace and keep these sorts of people in our lives? What possible benefit to there be? Has allowing negative people to sit in our lives become our comfort zone? Do we allow those people a presence because it makes ourselves feel better about our own perceived failings?It takes a conscious shift and a leap of faith to no longer give the people who try and pull you down and stop you from growing a place in your life. But what it does do is open the door for an incredible opportunity to bring amazing, uplifting, supportive and loving people into your life. These people will always encourage you to discover who you are, and where you want to go, and they will support you on that journey because they genuinely want what is best for you.Now look at the role that you play in other people‘s lives, are you one of the ones that champions others and encourages them to achieve all of their desires and wants in life? Or, do you belittle and pull them down in order to hide your own insecurities? This requires a very raw and honest look at yourself and your motives, but one that is very necessary to set you on your true journey and path.You are in complete control of who you allow into, and then to stay in your life, based on the way, they treat you. Just as you are completely responsible for how you treat others in order to protect yourself or to see them grow. Choose wisely.