Never underestimate the influence the company you keep has on you.
People you stay in contact with rub off on you, one way or the other.
You pick up ideas and character traits from people consciously or unconsciously.
Even if you don’t copy their activities or ideas, they influence how you think regarding those activities or ideas.
This becomes critical when it comes to your ability to achieve your dreams.
The conversations you have either push your dreams into reality or they keep your progress stagnant. Worst case, the wrong kind of conversations could kill your dreams.
So therefore, choose your friends wisely.
Find people who are in the same movement as you. You need people with similar goals.
Conversations with such people encourage you. You learn from their mistakes. Conversations with the right people will open your eyes to things that will fuel the progress/journey to achieving your dreams.
Even their activities show the type of people they are.
How determined they go about their goals is definitely going to motivate and encourage you for your own journey.
Yes, you have to activate your senses to screen the people who come into your life to know whether they’re adding to or taking away from you.
Are they supportive? Do they cause you to move in the right direction? Do they make you feel you are wasting time and resources?
Anyone who is extra baggage for your journey must be left behind. You have to save your energy for what’s important and what’s positive.
You don’t have to be rude to those who don’t share your vision, you simply have to limit the time you spend with them.
In the end, it all boils down to you knowing what you want and how to get what you want.
It’s up to you to know/decide how much you need your dreams achieved.
And then you’ll know how to control the influence that is coming in because …
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.