Your friendships determine your destiny. Who you are as a competitor, what you achieve in life, and how you react to everyday circumstances — these are all reactions shaped by the people you surround yourself with most.Your friends. Your family. Your mentors, co-workers, peers, and fellow competitors.
They wouldn’t have been hired by your company. They surely wouldn’t have been promoted. And had they made their way up the corporate ladder, they would have been “those guys.”The outcasts, eccentric and impossibly difficult people that everyone else looks at with a sigh and shake of the head.
Do what you love. Follow that path passionately. Don’t be distracted by what other people tell you should be important.Money follows passion. It doesn’t proceed it.Happiness follows passion. You don’t find it by avoiding your passion.
No matter how bad things are right now for you, they are better than they could be. That alone should fuel your sense of gratitude.And when you think about it further, you realize how very good you have it.No matter how desperate your situation might feel, you still have the opportunity for change going forward.
Being successful isn’t a task you complete all by yourself. The people around you have a direct impact on what you achieve. Your friendships matter. Your community matters. Both of these are your choice. Something that you should be aware of.
The world will always be full of small-minded people and negative circumstances. There will always be things that distract you and days that seem to beat you down.It’s going to happen. It might be happening right now.In truth, the only thing that will keep you safe is a dream. The only way past mediocrity and negativity is imagination. Imagination and will.