How many of your peers want to make six figures?
How many of your peers actually put in work EVERY DAY to achieve that goal?
How many of your peers want to be millionaires?
How many of your peers actually put in work EVERY DAY to achieve THAT goal?
See where I’m going here?
(if any of these is a goal of yours and you don’t have any peers that share that same hunger… you need some new friends. I’m not saying drop your current friends, but you need to find some people pushing in the same direction as you!)
A huge part of achieving goals is your environment. The company you keep will influence you eventually, whether you like it or not.
I keep dreamers around me. Big thinkers. People who execute with precision. People that will try one thousand times before even dreaming of folding. Because they are like me.
Your friends usually want what’s best for you. But if they don’t push for the best for themselves then don’t expect for them to do so for you.
It’s not that they don’t love you, it’s just that they don’t have that mindset.
For example.. If you have a friend who is lazy and procrastinates a lot, more than likely they will be okay if you do the same things. Like going out instead of preparing for that work presentation. Or sleeping in instead of going to the gym like you planned.
Instead of holding each other accountable, you will hold each other back by being ok with mediocrity.
Now think of your friend that consistently works out and spends weekends working on that masters degree. They will encourage you to go back to school to get that degree or to finally get in shape because they live that lifestyle already.
Surround yourself with people you want to be like.
If you want to be a real estate investor, get around some real estate investors. Go to meetings. Go to auctions. FIND THEM and introduce yourself.
You will probably become a real estate investor A LOT faster by studying the material AND surrounding yourself with people who can point you in the right direction.
Hanging with your friend who has no real plans in life and is just “chilling” isn’t going to help you get there. They may be cool but you need to be around people in the lane you want to be in.
If you can’t find them in your area, get online. Join forums. Get on Twitter. There are so many different communities out there. Find one.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, find some other entrepreneurs and help each other through the obstacles. They might be able to help you because they’ve been there.
If you happen to find someone that’s ahead of you in the game, WATCH THEM.
Take notes on even the smallest of things. People watch like an owl.
You are your greatest weapon. NETWORK.
You’re not going to meet the people you need to meet in the current circles you’re in… if that was the case you would have already met them.
Examine the people around you. If they’re not pushing towards something better, you don’t need to be around them.
I’m not saying their goals have to be “I want to be a millionaire” but if they don’t have goals, think to yourself, is this the company I want to keep?
You are who you hang around. Never forget that.