I remember being in an interview for a company that I wasn’t convinced I should join. During the interview, as is customary, I had the opportunity to ask some questions.
I asked “What is the best thing about working for this company?” I was struck deeply with the answer and I was determined to work for this company.
The answer I received was “I have never worked with a senior leadership team that stretches, challenges and inspires me as much as the team here. If you are serious about becoming a world-class leader, then surround yourself with people who are already world-class”.
The moral of the story
Right now you are living and working to the level of those you are in proximity too. You will pick up and take on the habits, attitudes and focuses of those around you. This means you have to be extremely careful who you choose to spend your time with.
Did you choose who you will become? Is the contribution you will make to this world what you first dreamed of, when you had the freedom to dream? Or have you allowed the people around you to decide for you?
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”
Most people don’t think like you
When you do choose who you will become, align yourself with the people who are already the masters of what you want to be great at. Learn from them, grow with them, let them contribute to your development.
Align yourself with people who think like you… who have a purpose like you… who dream like you.
Most people don’t live their purpose anymore, they don’t dream anymore. Most people will complain and moan about how hard life is, while compromising their talents and dreams for other people’s agendas.
The fact that you are reading this means you are already a high-performer. You want more, you know there must be more. You have passion, purpose and vision.
Now you have to live it… This takes drive, persistence, hard-work and resilience. The biggest enemy is within the story we tell ourselves. This is why it is vital to align with people who believe what you believe. We all need help, we all need support… surround yourself with the very best you can!
The future is unlimited for you
Why can’t you achieve your dreams? The past doesn’t equal the future. Let the past go. If you are not living the life of your dreams, then change your life!
The action you take today is the defining factor. You cannot do anything about the past, but you can do everything about now.
If you want to improve, then you have to do something different. If you don’t change you will just keep on getting the same results you have always had… You are the star of your life… make your life a hit!
Ask yourself “Who do you want to be?”
Then surround yourself with people like this – challenge yourself – grow – learn – bring out the best in you.