It may be painful to let go of negative people such as family members and old friends whom you love dearly, and feel obligated to stay close to. But what price are you are paying for doing so? Is sacrificing your dreams and missing out on the rewards of a truly fulfilled life really worth it?

We all deserve to shine, and it’s about time we did. Besides, making your life the best it can be just may inspire the negative people you know to do the same.

Watch this inspiring talk and allow motivational master Les Brown move you to perhaps the most important action you will ever take. Let go of negative people, embrace your power, and SOAR.