In the pursuit of better living, improved earnings and dream actualization, you have to make all your resources work for you and that includes your contacts.
Asides these compromises and changes, the main problem our dreams face is our attitude to life.
I have met people who told me point blank "I just don't like you", and obviously trying to deliberately change their disposition would be a total waste of time and resources.
It is not an easy way out, it is like putting all those who care about you through the sword. It is mean and the lowest anyone can go
Don't be afraid of how you see life, it is your eyes and only you best understand the lessons you have learned so far. Keep being true to yourself and
Don't be afraid of change. If you don't change, you become insignificant. Don't be afraid of delving into new waters. Don't get stuck doing same thing over and over again, it's boring especially when you don't have desired results.
There would always be scenarios that would want to provoke you, question your believe, be little your hard work and make people want to ask you stupid questions. Don't let the pressure drive you into doing stupid things you would regret.
it is easier to blame others for our problems than take responsibility. It makes it more comfortable telling the story; you playing the victim and getting someone to take the fall and play the villain...
Playing small doesn't change what people think of you. Living should never be about pleasing others. You first in everything you do.
Your friends are your most assured connections, believe it or not. Most people up there have been fortunate to have kept at least a friend with purpose...