The People Holding You Back

The type of people you surround yourself with is a good indicator of the type of person you’re becoming. As a rule, mix with people who will challenge you to live a better version of your life; the version you dream of but never get around to achieving.


One ‘secret’ of super-achievers is their ability to find and then associate with people who are leading focused, meaningful, productive, happy lives. When you choose your company, don’t mix with:

1.People who aren’t Leading Focused Lives

Regardless of how focused you are, if you spend enough time around people who have no idea where their lives are going, you’re going to lose any interest you had in finding your life’s purpose. Connect yourself to driven,motivated people who will put your own life into perspective for you.

Seek-out companions who have recognised their purpose and found their life’s passion. People who are driven by courage,dedication and commitment.

2. People who Waste Time & Valuable Resources

Time-wasters only help push your dreams further away. Time is a finite resource. When you give your time to somebody, you’re actually giving them a portion of your life. Be careful who give your time to; you can never buy it back.

Similarly, someone who doesn’t see the need to value health and other valuable resources is going to cause you to waste the blessings you have in your life. To become a productive person you need to spend some time with someone who is a master time-manager. Very soon, the desire to value time,health and other important resources will cause you to start living your life in a way that brings you fulfillment and constant progress.

3. People who Complain but Don’t Act

Complaining is just a way to evade responsibility. It gets you nowhere near a solution and helps to further entrench the problem. If you want to succeed in life, you’ve got to make it a point not to waste your life complaining about issues you have no control over and issues you intend doing nothing about.

People who complain will only teach you to make mediocrity a constant factor in your life. They are sub-consciously encouraging you to do nothing about your problems.

You owe it to yourself to lead a life you can be proud of!

The People Around You

Universal principle that I’d like to share with you : Your life and your achievements are immeasurably influenced by the company you keep.

Your friends, colleagues, teachers and basically everyone you give your time to, will leave an indelible impression on your mind & soul. Eventually, the mindsets of the people you mix with, becomes your mindset. The qualities of the people around you will become your qualities.

If you’re sad and you surround yourself with sad people you’re not going to cheer-up anytime soon. If you’re trying to make progress in life but you keep company with individuals who are not committed to achieving their goals, you’re probably not going to achieve very much. Spend time with people who are serial-complainers and eventually you’re going to find something to complain about. Befriend people who are happy to waste their potential and very soon you won’t care much for your own dreams and ambitions. Commit to surrounding yourself with people who have the type of character,drive, purpose and commitment that you would like to see in your own life and you’re well on your way to getting there.

If you’re serious about improving your life and leading a life that you look forward to waking up to, make it a rule to…

– Have conversations with people who are busy building their dreams as opposed to wasting their time

– Network with human-beings who are committed to leading the best possible versions of their lives

– Befriend those who will inspire & drive you to achieve even more

– Avoid mixing with people who gossip,backbite and spend their time speaking ill of others

– Seek-out those who are living their dreams by conquering their fears and taking responsibility for their lives