Have you considered how the environment around you has determined the person you are today? The people you surround yourself with, the conversations, the lifestyle and habits. All of these impact your decisions, how you view yourself, the way you live your life and ultimately your direction in life.
The Law Of Averages
This law suggests "the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes."
You may have a busy work and social life and may interact with many people but it is the 5 closest people to you that are your biggest influencers.
This influence spreads across all areas of life, your wealth, your health, your relationships and your views and outlook on life as a whole. Timothy Ferris describes this perfectly:
But you are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn't making you stronger, they're making you weaker.
Why is this Important?
Depending on the level of success you want to achieve in life, this is an extremely important factor to consider.
Whatever you have done to get you where you are today, isn’t likely going to get to you where you want to go in life. In order to get where you want to go, you are going to have to learn, change embrace and grow. Consider the following:
- Who are you surrounding yourself with?
- What conversations are engaging in?
- Are these conversations moving you towards what you want?
- Are the people in your environment motivating, inspiring and encouraging you to take action?
- Are they negative, discouraging and making you take your eyes off what you want?
- Are the people in your environment supportive of your goals, dreams and ambitions?
- Are your goals and ambitions unrealistic, too good to be true and unachievable in the eyes of your peers?
To achieve great success in your life, surround yourself with those that uplift you, who encourage you, who inspire you to take action and who believe in your dreams as much as you do.
Find people who have achieved what you want to achieve and immerse yourself in that environment or in their teachings. Go after whatever it is that you want, just be sure to have the support network around you that will help you get there
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers. the believers and the thinkers but most of all surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you – Jim Rohn
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