Are you familiar with the saying »You are who you hang out with?” I find that our level of success is very much affected by the people we surround ourselves with, because they will impact the decisions that we make. No matter how strong your will power to succeed is you are not immune against negative energy, especially if you are constantly surrounded by doubters, pessimists and individualists who believe that out there is nothing worth-while.
This is especially important in goal achievement. If you want to lose weight, you need to start with healthy life style. And the first step in reaching your goal is making diet decisions and start eat clean. However, if you are surrounded with people who eat a lot of junk food, you make it harder to stick with your diet. Think of how much easier the task becomes if you surround yourself with people who have the same goals. The people who have already been there before and people who will help you on your diet journey and inspire you in different ways.
Of course, this does not mean you should cut away every single person who is not being supportive and understanding. It only means you should reduce the amount of contact you are having with people who are discouraging. Hang out with those who bring out the best in you and surround yourself with positive »can do« people.
Choose your company wisely but as the same time have the courage to be a good friend to those who choose you, says writer Amy Chan.
»I let the negative people in my life turn into something positive for me because it actually fuels my fire, because that’s one more person that I get to prove wrong.« – Ashley Horner