The people you surround yourself with define who you become. Put yourself in situations where you’re surrounded by good people who will uplift and inspire you. There are times when we need the validation of others to help us recognize the magnificence that resides within us.
You can’t avoid other people forever, especially if you work with them. But the people you choose to spend time with are a direct reflection of who you are. It’s not enough to simply avoid negative people; you have to actively seek out those who can help lift your spirits and bring out the best in you.
You are the company you keep. This adage is especially true when it comes to your social circle. The people you spend time with have the potential to make you a better or worse person. Your friends can either support you in becoming a better version of yourself or bring out the worst in you. You need to take careful note of the people you keep because they will influence your behavior and habits.
Whether we like it or not, people are our mirror, reflecting who we are and what we believe. How we feel about someone is indicative of how much time we spend with them. The kind of company that you keep says a lot about your values as an individual. If your friends have a positive impact on your life, then stay close to them and vice versa if not then it’s time to move on from toxic relationships and find new ones that uplift you instead of bringing you down.
Your relationships with the people you choose to devote a significant portion of your time and energy to can have a significant bearing on your life and the things you go through; they can also influence what you learn and how you feel.
In the end, it is up to you to bring about genuine change because you are the one who makes decisions and chooses what aspects of your life to incorporate. This includes the types of individuals with whom you surround yourself, the experiences you make for yourself, and the actions you carry out on your own.
However, one is subject to a certain degree of influence when in the company of other people. Your current set of beliefs and values are not wholly original to you; rather, they were largely influenced by other individuals.
Take a thorough look at what’s going on in your immediate environment, including the people who are a part of your life right now as well as those who have been there for you in the past. Now that you’ve taken a look at your “internal system” or what you consider to be your core beliefs, it’s important to realize that this can be anything. There is a good chance that you will come to the realization that many of the beliefs you have today were imparted to you by people from your past, either directly or indirectly.
But the people you spend the most time with have the most influence on who you become.
Some of the most influential people in the field of personal development believe that you develop the characteristics of the five people with whom you surround yourself the most. Therefore, if the majority of those people have a pessimistic outlook on life in general, you will likely develop a pessimistic outlook on life as well.
Because of this, it is of the utmost significance that you make wise decisions regarding the people you spend the most time with and prioritize spending time with individuals who lift you up, support you, and motivate you no matter what situation you find yourself in.
Never be afraid to ask people who seem to be in a better mental state for some advice or to gain access to knowing more about some of their experiences. Never be afraid to ask people who seem to be in a better mental state. You are not required to accept what they tell you as being true to yourself, but you should take the information in order to form your own beliefs and experiences. You should also take the information in order to learn how to create new insights, which will allow your creativity and ability to solve your own problems in a much more effective and efficient manner.
Learn to differentiate the genuine successful individuals from those that appear optimistic but greedy or “fake” as the kind of advise you get from “successful but greedy” people is typically not the greatest. There are many successful people who can be good role models for your own personal development.
On the other hand, genuine people have a “glow” to their faces that just isn’t there in false people at all. Fake people just don’t have that. Their energy is definitely one that makes one feel cozier and more at ease in their presence.
If you are unsure about what you are seeing, you should consult your intuition for some direction.