Stay true to yourself

Knowing what you stand for and who you truly are and want to become needs to be a strong foundation within you in order to avoid peer pressure from those not succeeding.  You will always have competition surrounding you as well as distractions. You will also surpass some friends along the way to your climb to success.  Be graceful with those friendships as they should be grateful for your progress.  If there is any reaction around you other than supportive then distance yourself from it. negative peer pressure can all take your attention away from your goals if you are not careful to hold onto your focus. Your focus should be on you and on friendships that are mutually supportive.