Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act
on building the life you desire” - Napoleon Hill
No one could describe better the importance of surrounding yourself with right people than Napoleon Hill, the genius behind the concept of Mastermind.
If you reflect on your life and your results, you will easily find patterns. Habitual behaviour triggered by our environment, most likely family – parents or spouses. Too many times we give into what they want, or what they think is the best for us. I know I experienced it and so have you, whether you admit it or not.
Great example is of those who are born into societies who dictate their future and what they can, or cannot do. I heard of stories of bright, talented kids who wanted to go to schools and get education but it was not a part of the plan their parents and society had for them. They had to stay at home and take care of younger ones. What happens is that in most cases, they accept it as their own wish and they give into that and soon they throw away the idea of education and personal development, they throw it away like a flyer for expensive show they know they can never see.
We influence the people around us in so many ways, and this is why it’s important to be very selective with whom you spend your time. Most of us haven’t developed our mental faculties enough to firmly reject anything that doesn’t serve us, therefore we just adopt whatever people around us send our way: thoughts of fear, doubt, negative self-talk, whining, gossip, talking about illness.. We take that and impress it on our sub consciousness and we get what we planted in our mind: more negativity, more illness, more lack, feeling depressed and not liking who we are or our results.
Think about it for a second. Think how you feel someone’s energy instantly when you see them or meet them. Think how you feel if you talk about problems to someone or you listen to them complaining.
Now imagine yourself talking to a person who is confident, has a great posture, lovely manners. Person who is eloquent, who communicates effectively and talks about productive, inspiring ideas. Someone who always sees the good in every situation and can show you how to learn from your past experiences. Imagine how you feel when they give you praise, when they complement your creativity or talent, or your achievements and inspire you to strive for more because they BELIEVE in you and they believe you are capable of doing whatever you want to do.
Imagine how your life would be radically different if you had few people like this you can always go to when you need a bit of motivation.
I live this life. I have beautiful people around me who listen, share, help and inspire me everyday to be the best I can be. Not only my spouse, but other incredible people I met through Mastermind and through C&D Academy. I decided to live the best life, because anything less than that is waste of time.
You NEED this kind of people around you because you have incredible potential inside you and I am sure each and every one of you reading this has a dream they dream every day but they just think they are too small to accomplish it.
YOU ARE ENOUGH and more important YOU ARE WORTH IT. You deserve to live your dream! You were not born into this world to stay trapped in the rat race and miss out on all the beauty around you.
You have the right to live in abundance and to be free, financially and every other way.
Make a decision to live the life you want. Never settle for less because anything less won’t bring true happiness to you or your family, so make a committed decision to yourself you will be the best you can and you will gather people who are ambitious, motivated and positive around you.
You are the average of the 5 people you spend most time with.
Think about this, it is very powerful fact .
Now think about your results, your income, your relationships, and your leisure time. Is this what you want? Or are you settling for less?