I’ve learned that you need to surround yourself with like-minded people.
If you are someone who is goal-oriented and driven, you should be surrounding yourself with the same category of people. It’s motivating to be around those who are seeking to climb higher and higher to the next level. You learn from each other, push each other, and inspire one another.
Energy travels. If you are surrounded by individuals that possess positive and driven energy, then you will feel pushed to the next level.
If you are hanging around those that lack the same enthusiasm and motivation, you run the risk of taking on those same traits.
Think about your circle of friends. Do they bring out the best in you or the worst in you? Do they encourage you to be stagnant, to stay in the same place that you are, keep you in a cesspool of negativity?
Do they extinguish that powerful flame of persistence that burns within you?
If this is a yes, then you need to rethink your inner circle.
You are who you surround yourself with.