Monday, December 4, 2023 / by Nick Waldner
In our pursuit of success and personal growth, we often underestimate the profound impact of the company we keep. Today, we delve into a crucial aspect of personal development: the influence of the five individuals with whom we spend the most time.
These individuals shape who you are and who you'll become. Consider this: when it comes to your children, you likely want them to befriend peers who exhibit qualities like studiousness, athleticism, or involvement in activities aligned with your aspirations for them.
Who surrounds you matters. Do the people around you align with the achievements you aim for? Are you investing enough time with the right groups, with individuals who can help you achieve your goals? For instance, if your goal is losing 10 pounds, it's essential to be around people who prioritize regular exercise, healthy eating habits, ample sleep, and adequate water intake—fundamentals for a healthier lifestyle and weight loss. Information on how to lose weight is abundant; it's the application that often proves challenging. Your environment plays a crucial role. Therefore, to lose weight effectively, immerse yourself in the company of those who are dedicated to fitness, proper nutrition, and wellness habits. By doing so, you'll naturally adopt these practices.
"The five individuals closest to you have the most significant impact on effecting change."
As the new year approaches and we contemplate changes for January 1, here's a piece of advice: Instead of focusing on changing yourself, concentrate on changing your environment. In my field of real estate, surrounding yourself with top agents committed to constant learning, business development, long-term financial goals, and personal growth is vital. If your surroundings lack this, perhaps it's time for a change. Feel free to connect with me to discuss potential opportunities to join my team.
Whatever your aspiration—be it financial success or physical fitness—surround yourself with individuals who have already achieved what you desire. The five individuals closest to you have the most significant impact on effecting change. So, whether you aspire to be a millionaire or develop six-pack abs, curate your community accordingly. Alter the influences around you. The five individuals you spend the most time with will significantly shape your journey in 2024.
My team is full of winners who are dedicated to their craft. If you’re interested in joining us or would like more advice about your real estate career, call or email me. I’m always happy to help.