Surround Yourself With People With the Same Mission As You
As much as we’d like to believe, we can’t do everything on our own. When we set out to complete challenging goals on our own, it often feels impossible and sooner or later we give up on it. Taking into account the effectiveness of “support groups” for people overcoming addictions, people going through physical therapy, people trying to change their habits, etc. these examples says a lot on the great potential of surrounding yourself with people who have the same goals as you.
Find people who want success as badly as you do, and work together with them. Surround yourself with people who want to become MORE. Those who inspire you, empower you, and push you be the best version of yourself, those who make you want to raise your standards, and those who make you believe in your capability to achieve greatness.
Their presence will motivate you to do your best and vice versa. Working on your own makes you susceptible to personal discouragement as you are only accountable to yourself. Let’s say at first you have the determination to improve on one thing in your life and you keep at it for a while, but after some time you decide to stop because you were used to the situation beforehand anyways. Having people who share the same motives will help you stay on course and remind you of the results you were going for.
Peers who have the same goal tend to give each other emotional support and share information which are both essential for personal development. When you spend time with the wrong people not only are you wasting precious time that cannot be brought back but your enthusiasm is, more often than not, met with negativity. Most of them don’t have bad intentions and could be good people, but they are in no way aiding in your growth.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
Be very careful in choosing your comrades because whether you like it or not, you unconsciously become like them. The people you choose will either help you or hold you back. There is nothing wrong with having friends. However, if your friends have no plans, goals, ambitions, or even dreams then it would be for the best if you reduced the time you spent with them.
Reducing time spent with unproductive people is a sign of maturity. Do not feel guilty for this is not an act of selfishness or abandonment. You simply learned to get your priorities straight and decided to focus on success. Always keep in mind that your success is up to you, how you spend your time, and who you spend it with.
Greatness is contagious, your life can only improve if you surround yourself with winners.
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