Have you ever witnessed two people hang around each other for so long that they begin to act like each other? They pick up each other’s mannerisms, habits, and even each other’s tones. It happens when you spend a considerable amount of time with somebody. So if you understand that you take on the characteristics of those who you spend a great deal of your time with, doesn’t it make sense that you should want to spend your time with the people who want the absolute best for you? The Debbie Downers of the world that only seek to rain on your parade can affect you just as much as the people who want to see you do well. Their negativity, doubt, and lack of confidence in you and your ability to reach your dreams will eventually affect you if you are not careful. You may begin to lack confidence in yourself and water down your dreams because of their inability to see your full potential. Surround yourself with people who believe in you as much, if not more, as you believe in yourself. Surround yourself with people who will continue to cheer you on during those times where you may feel discouraged and unsure of yourself. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you and challenge you to be your very best. You will go further when your circle consists of those who genuinely want to see you succeed. Their positivity will rub off on you and sustain you through the tough days. Think about those that are the closest to you. Do they cheer you on or do they doubt you? Are they encouraging or are your setbacks proof to them that you need to abandon your dreams? I challenge you to evaluate your inner circle and make sure that those around you are positive, supportive and push you to be the best you can be.
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