Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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How to change your environment? Who are you friends with? You are like those around you

Each person is an average copy of his environment. If five of your closest friends are lazy and losers, then so are you. If there are strong, persistent and potentially successful people around you, then you are the same. Do you want to change for the better? Start by changing your environment. This is the first step towards a better life.

The Roman philosopher, poet and statesman Lucius Annei Seneca said: “Whoever you lead, you will gain from that.” Already in those days they knew perfectly well the price of a person's environment. Take a close look at those with whom you communicate every day and make friends.

How to change your environment?

1. Ignore the losers

First you need to identify those who imperceptibly drag you to the bottom. Who is really a friend and who is an enemy. Who prevents you from moving forward, undermines confidence, constantly criticizes and breaks dreams? These are your enemies, even if they are called your friends or relatives. It's always hard to go against the crowd. Communicate less with the wrong people and free yourself from the negative influences of others. Do not listen to those who themselves can do nothing and do not want to.

2. Find the greatest teachers

Do you have strong and outstanding personalities around you? This is fine. You can always read books and watch videos of real people. who have something to teach you. Richard Branson, Stephen Covey, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Robert Kiyosaki. This list of outstanding people can give you a lot. Can you imagine such a strong person who has “friends” millionaires, businessmen, leaders, founders of companies, development consultants? Lead by example and learn from the best.

Carefully study what famous businessmen read. For example, entrepreneur Bill Gates lists the books he has read in a year each year. Find your favorite books of all those who are ideal for you. Many prominent personalities willingly share this information.

When you find yourself in a difficult situation and you have to make a decision, think carefully. What would Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Vladimir Putin do in such a situation? This will make you much stronger than all your surroundings. What is the difference between strong people and weak people? Strong people will say: "You will succeed," and weak people: "You will succeed."

3. Look for places of strong people and communicate with them

In addition to communicating through books, you can find like-minded people right next to you. How to find strong people? Get out of the house more often. Go to trainings, refresher courses, business education. Visit places where purposeful people gather. Go to the gym, do CrossFit, run half marathons. In such places, an increased concentration of the strongest people. Feel free to get acquainted and exchange contacts.

If you want something more, start by changing your environment.