1. Being around the wrong people
“You will be the average of the five people you spend the most time around.” – Jim Rohm
If you’re consistently surrounding yourself with friends who bring you down, or who don’t have the same perspective on life, you’re not going to get to where you actually want to be.
Cut “friends” you know that don’t add value to your life and find new, better, genuine and authentic friends, who can help you grow into the positive image you want.
When it comes to your passion or what you do for work, surround yourself with good, smart people – you can’t fail with that.
Being around people with a similar level of intelligence and a similar value system is important in making your life the best one.
2. Not being humble and thinking you are always the smartest person in the room.
If you forget to be humble when you’re around people that could potentially add value to your life or career, you will miss out on a lot.
When you follow the rule of surrounding yourself with good people, there is no doubt there will always be someone around that’s smarter than you.
And if you make the mistake of ALWAYS being the smartest person in the room, you’re hanging out with the wrong people – because how can they teach you anything?
Find a mentor or several mentors and really listen to what they have to say.
You will gain more knowledge than you even know what to do with.
3. Listening to too many people.
Don’t listen to everyone.
You can ask the same question to ten people, and get ten different answers.
So if you have an important question about your life path, or a big decision, don’t make the mistake of going with ten different people’s answers.
Go straight to the top for answers.
It’s OK to get the opinion of others, but not too many people.
And ultimately, you must trust your own instincts.
4. Being the person who watches things happen, instead of making things happen.
There are three different types of people in the world.
There are a) those that make things happen, b) those who watch things happen and c) those who wonder what happened.
You do NOT want to be in the last two categories.
This simply means that you must take life into your hands and make things happen.
Don’t be the person who stands around waiting for the train, while three pass by you.
Make sure you’re always making things happen in your life.
Make sure you are making good choices in you life.
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