Guest post by Simon Lai
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
Over time you will eventually become a product and a reflection of the people you surround yourself with on a daily basis. Their personality, actions and behaviours all subconsciously influence our everyday choices.
If you aren’t doing this already then the first important step is to surround yourself with people who make you happy. The people who genuinely care about you, those that make you laugh and are there when you need them to be. The environment you are in will shape who you are and who you will become. So why not place yourself in a positive, uplifting, inspiring and engaging environment, one that suits your needs because you are the master of your life; you are in total control of your life and the choices you make.
Another important step is to interact with like – minded individuals. If you want to become healthier, surround yourself with people who are also on a health journey or who have already achieved the results you want. If you want to find more inspiration and work on your personal development, join mentoring groups, attend self-development seminars, find a life coach. Look for others who have a similar vision and start building your tribe.
You need to be clear on who you spend your precious time with. If you are constantly surrounded by people who are toxic and negative, people who hold you back and drag you down, people who have a poor man’s mentality and a constant negative attitude, then this is going to be your reality. If you have health and fitness goals and your environment is individuals who eat junk food all the time, don’t exercise, drink, smoke and do drugs, the chances of you reaching your goals are going to be quite challenging. All parts of your life are connected, so this applies to all aspects of your life. You need to have belief in yourself and be surrounded by positive like- minded people that will lift you up and help you reach you goals. Eventually life will slowly weed out the people that you would rather not have around.
You see, there is nothing that can stop a squad that’s dedicated to fighting for the same mission, focused on the same vision. In your life, do you have those types of people around? Because positivity and inspiration is very contagious.
Surround yourself with the dream chasers and dream keepers, the thinkers, the individuals who lead by example and want to leave their footprint on the world, the ones who constantly add value, and the ones who are willing to help others before helping themselves. Surround yourself with the individuals that make your dreams even larger, make your vision see further and follow in the footsteps of those who have done it before you, because success leaves clues.