You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. You most likely have around the same salary as your friends, have the same opinions, etc. It’s also said that your weight is usually around the same as your friends…even if they live in another state! Crazy, right? Well, not really…
Humans are like monkeys…monkey see, monkey do. If you see your friend taking another cookie, you probably will too and vise versa. If your friends typically go to the bar rather than hustling and working towards their goals, I’m guessing you’re sitting right there with them.
Luckily, this can work the other way too. If you surround yourself with positive, successful, and motivated people you too will start to become more conscious of how you think about situations, your level of hustle and hard work, how you spend your money, etc.
The best way to fast-track your “success”, no matter how you define it (new gig, more money, better health, etc) is to surround yourself with people who are already doing what you want to do and learn from them. Be challenged by them…their influence will push you toward bigger goals, better results, etc.
As a musician I’ve always sought out to play with better musicians than me. I NEVER want to be the best musician in the band..If I am, I won’t grow.
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
In business I connect with people every day who are operating at a higher level than I am. I ask questions and set up meetings to chat, and most importantly, to listen. This is one way that has always worked in growing my businesses…networking and surrounding myself with the right people.
I challenge you to evaluate your relationships and the people who you spend the most time with.
Do they inspire you?
Do they challenge you?
Do they push you to be the best version of yourself?
Do they doubt you?
Are they negative?
Are they allowing you to settle?
Are they dream killers?
Sadly, sometimes you have to divorce yourself from toxic relationships and make it a point to surround yourself with people who will lift you up, not drag you down. Try this for 6 months and check your progress. I guarantee you’ll be blown away how quickly things start to “happen” for you.