No matter how strong you think you are, you can not avoid the influence of the people around you. We do certain things because of influence. We act the way we do because of influence. We speak the way we do because of influence. And yes, almost all areas of our life are the way they are because of influence.
Indeed, all sorts of things can be influenced- drug use, sleeplessness, smoking, drinking, eating and even happiness. A study even showed that if one of your close friends becomes obese, you are 57% more likely to become obese as well. This is because the people we see and hang around with tend to set the standard for what’s appropriate.
You may have noticed that you begin to think, to act and even to look like those you hang around with most of the time. Even couples who have been together for a long time start to look like each other and act more like each other, too.
So how can you harness this phenomenon? Wouldn’t it be great if we can use this to our advantage? You see, it is the same with success. If you surround yourself with the right people, obviously you’ll start to be influenced by them. Now, you don’t necessarily need to spend all your time with successful people. You only need to spend your time with people with the right mindset – the right mindset for success, for knowledge and for growth. This will start to cultivtae in you a positive mindset which is what you need to start winning in life.
Remember. no one succeeds alone and no one fails alone. So do pay attention to the people around you. Always seek out only those who supposrt your goals and remove those who won’t from your life.