There are many reasons why you should surround yourself with those on the same mission. Psychology has a weird connection with our lives, and it’s hard to notice it as well. There are so many connections that exist in the universe, that if we successfully decrypt them, we’d have our whole lives figured out. You could match the theories of life with how a sponge works. It’s all about perspectives and we can only develop that mindset over time.
Learning can take a toll on a person, but if you’re enthusiastic about experiencing new things during your lifetime, then you should be more open-minded with your approach to it. Expanding your knowledge and intellect can be done through various channels, including reading books, or even watching entertainment media. However, learning from people can be one of the best ways to absorb information, and become a better person.
People can have a huge impact on you. A few words from the right person can change your whole outlook on life, but at the same time, they could leave you devastated as well. Your journey begins early when you choose your friends in early-middle school. If you choose to sit with the wrong kids, your whole path could change. At the same time, if you make the right choices during those schooling years, you would have a much more complete understanding of people and how important their presence is in your path to greatness.
Choice Of People
There are all kinds of people that you’ll come across in your life, starting as early as your schooling days. You will meet kids who are going to persuade you into doing things you shouldn’t be doing. They’re going to bring you to the back and get you involved in useless things which will not only get you involved in all those wrong-doings but also take your mind off your studies and goals.
On the other hand, there are also people who can motivate you to work harder just by their own personality. I’m sure everyone has had THAT student in their class who always got the best grades and was the class-topper every single time. Having a healthy competition with them from being the best in class can really improve your ability to study tenfold. Even things you never knew you could achieve can be achieved once you have a rival in front of you who’s always toe-to-toe with you.
You need to have a rival like this around you when you’re following a goal. You need to surround yourself with people on the same mission, so when you’re trying to achieve it, you’re not held back by naysayers and disbelievers, rather motivated by your competition to work harder than them. We’ve made a list of people you should keep a distance from, and those who you should be around.
What Are Some Ways To Surround Yourself With Those On The Same Mission?
- Join active communities that have the same goals as you. This is a great way to surround yourself with people who push you. Who you surround yourself with is who you become.
- Try to reach out to mentors and leaders.
- Attend events and meet people with the same interests and goals as you.
People Not To Surround Yourself With
There are several kinds of people who can contribute to your downfall, and take you on a path that’s different than what your potential portrays. You need to be watchful of such people and not sacrifice your mission for a temporary thrill. That brings us to the first type of individuals you should keep a note of those who distract you from your goals for the sake of fun.
This type of friends and acquaintances will actively try to get you to have “fun” and will tell you to “get a life” when you’re busy working for your future. Not that having fun is a bad thing, it’s just that always partying and being involved in leisurely activities while sacrificing time that you set out for your work puts a negative impact on your progress.
Then you’ll witness people who’ll constantly shut down your aspirations by demotivating you. They’ll tell you that it’s impossible for you to get where you want to be, and will ask you to be “practical” during many stages of your journey. You need to get rid of such people in your life as well. If you have the thought of not being able to achieve something, then you’ve already proven that you actually can’t. This type of negative energy should be avoided at all costs.
People That You SHOULDN’T Surround Yourself With:
- People that don’t have their life together. Yes, help them but don’t let them drag you down.
- People with bad habits.
- People that prioritize fun over success. You are who you hang out with.
People To Surround Yourself With
If you ever try to formulate a social circle of yours, then you need to have people along with you who support you and your cause to the very end. You’ll need to have individuals and friends who are willing to stand by you no matter how difficult things get and always motivate you to keep moving forward without having any thoughts of giving up.
These people will act as a wall you can lean against when times get rough and when you need a pep talk. They’ll help you achieve your destination and won’t judge you even if at times you don’t contact them that often. They will also give you constructive criticism and will advise you about improvements you can make in your actions or in your own self.
As aforementioned, also having a rival during your mission is critical to bring the best out of you. Even though rivals aren’t necessarily friends, but they sure help you indirectly by their own hunger for achieving the same thing you’re after. By being reminded of their work ethic, you’ll always be motivated and driven to out-work them at all stages, and that can maximize your potential. And when it’s all said and done, it’s more likely than not that you both will have the utmost respect for each other.
In the end, always remember that it comes down to the quality of people around you, rather than the quantity. Having 3 close friends who uplift you and keep you motivated is a lot better than having 30 who always make you feel like there’s a void in the bond you share. Work hard, follow those who do the same, and also those who have walked down that road before. Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.