Will Smith said it best: “You can tell how far in life you’ll go by the 5 people you spend the most amount of time with.” I remember the first time I heard this quote it totally rearranged my whole brain. I took a look around me and – BOY – did I see that some changes had to be made!
If you want to go far in life, it’s VITAL that you surround yourself with people who love you, people who are looking out for your best interests and people who want you to win. Also – and PLEASE HEAR ME – when taking advice, not everyone’s advice is equal – please, PLEASE take advice from people who HAVE what YOU WANT.
You wouldn’t ask a plumber how to treat your cold and likewise you shouldn’t ask people who haven’t accomplished – how to accomplish. There may be PLENTY of well-meaning people in your life who are giving you horrible advice.
It could be their own limiting beliefs playing out, it could be that they want you to live a safe life and that taking risks is equivalent to possible failure, who knows, but believe me when I say that you don’t want to take advice from “guessers”. Guessers are those people who haven’t accomplished something that you are asking for advice about. Since they don’t know, all they can really do is guess.
If you want to start a business, get advice from SUCCESSFUL business people in your field. If you want LOVE advice, get advice from someone who has an amazing relationship (not the closed down person with a chip on their shoulder).
Who you choose to surround yourself with and take advice from is a huge factor in how successful you will become.