Why You Should Surround Yourself with Successful People

It is a widely accepted belief to surround yourself with successful people. These people possess a certain skill. Its their skills they perfected over the years which is the most valuable. It is a lot of work to know more about fundamentals and also think faster.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.”

Mark Twain

Generally, it’s the idea that involves being in an arena with the ones who are performing at optimum levels. They will translate seamlessly to your personal career growth. Therefore, it is imperative that you surround yourself with successful people to learn how they play the game. 

There are so many reasons why you want to surround yourself with people who are successful in life. People who are successful will inspire you to be great. On the other hand, people who are limited by their thoughts will tell you why you cannot achieve your goals. And tell you why you should accept everything the way they are.

The Correct Mindset

Successful people think in several different ways. Their ability to think is not limited by established norms, standards, and culture. Individuals who are driven find ways to learn about their world outside the book. This is how they have developed their thought process over long periods. With that being said, we find it easier to learn from people and experiences that we encounter through our lives. Therefore, the more you surround yourself with successful people, the more you are going to adapt to their thinking process. The easier it becomes for you to evolve into a person that you desire to be. 

Now, you might tell yourself that you already reached a state of self-actualization. Or you may have even surrounded yourself with enough successful people and you do not have anyone else. If that’s the case, you might feel comfortable in your position. But there are other options that we will tell you about.

Find the most accessible and interesting successful people

You can easily Google them. There, you will find YouTube videos, podcasts, blogs, and content in many forms that you can immerse yourself into. The best thing about it is that you can find your own time to learn from these professionals. 

However, it may not be as interactive as directly talking to them but you will learn a lot about how everything works and the way you need to think and attain success. Such content will greatly impact your life in many positive ways. Furthermore, you become more confident as you are backed by the ideologies of billionaires around the world. This drives you to build your idea into a high performing business and there are less chances of you giving up. This is because you will learn about the mistakes already made by those successful people and you will pay special attention not to make them yourself. This will save you a lot of time and money. You will be making mistakes that are new, but the ones you can really learn from. 

Making mistakes is frightening

I suggest you think about what you want in life; a stable job or a high-risk high gain business model. To do business, you have to be prepared to face unforeseen circumstances. The best thing you can do about it is stay stead-fast and always stay prepared with a positive outlook. This is the daily staple of entrepreneurs and it’s heavily discussed everywhere. 

Talking to successful people or listening to their content also has more than what meets the eye. You soon start to realize that you will start to think like them. This is when you start to think about new ideas and new ways to structure your business model. This is an easy task if you give yourself enough time to think at a particular time of the day. Furthermore, you will understand how successful people often present themselves and pickup their patterns of dealing with issues.

You’ll start to live by the things they say and remember the critical messages they tell you. This is when you are almost on the path of achieving greatness. All you have left is self-motivation and drive to get to your final destination. They second you fall into such a rhythm, that’s the moment you will finally understand what it takes to be a successful individual. 

Silver Linings

Real life Connection

The need to cultivate relationships with people who already accomplished what you strive to achieve will give you a kickstart to your future endeavors. Therefore, you need to completely change the way you use social media and focus more on making real-life connections and relationships. Social media feeds often show us what we strive to achieve but we cannot have, have not done yet, or that we don’t believe in ourselves enough to achieve them. Looking at people’s reel online does not highlight what goes on behind the scenes and what it really takes to get that sort of accomplishment. 

Therefore, interacting with such people will help you understand the process of achievement, not just the results. More often than not, highly successful people are always willing to share their secret formula to high achievements. This might be because they see a lot of themselves in people who might be struggling. This kind of emotional intelligence is what helps them to manage people and it is one of the critical aspects you want to pick up along the way to a successful life. Therefore, successful people will pass on to you the knowledge about their experiences and what they have learned from their mistakes. They will be sharing with you the tips and tricks so that you reach your goals faster. It’s critical that you interact with such leaders who operate in the industry you want to specialize in. 

Say Your Goodbyes to Negative Nancy

In life, you will have people around you who have drama issues or are always involved in constant turmoil. These are the kinds of people who fail to elevate themselves to better levels in society. What’s worse is, they will not be able to support you nor help you. Instead, they will try to bring you down to their levels so that they have one more excuse to accept the reasons they cannot succeed.

Life is already hard enough and nobody is guaranteed success. Along the way, you will find tons of naysayers and people who focus on obstacles rather than solutions. 

During such time, there is nothing better than sharing your doubts and fears with mentors and friends who not only listen to you but also give you the motivation to be the best version of yourself. You’ll always hear them say things like “you can do a lot better; you can do this; this is nothing for you.” Such statements give you the motivational push you need. Successful people are good at reading people and if they see a burning desire in you, they will cheer you on, and if they do not, they will definitely help you with the building block.

The thing that successful people will not do is give you false hope.

More often, they will share facts about yourself that you’re not even aware of and why you should change the course you are heading towards. They’ll always give you something, but the thing they will never give you is false support. You cannot expect them to help you fly a plane with a medical degree. 

Therefore, study your network and find those individuals who possess a spark. Build meaningful relationships with them and show them that you are not just another run of the mill. Talk to them about your future goals and how you can find your way. They will surely give you advice you can never forget. You’ll often hear them say about “short term pain, long term gain.”, implying that give your best now and enjoy it later.

A Heightened Living Standard

Fostering relationships with successful people is a way of improving your living standards too. You may want to step-back and take a bird view of what surrounds you. You’ll see everyone who affects you in one way or the other. If most of the people you interact with are heavy drinkers, chain-smokers, are living off of inherited wealth and do not work a day in their life, or are involved in drugs, you will go nowhere in life. This is because you surround yourself with people who are immersed in themselves and forget that there is a whole new world out there. There is more to life than intoxicants.

On the flip side, if you at least have one successful individual who has struggled their way up to the ladder, you can think of yourself as fortunate. This is because these people understand what it really means to struggle and they will not wish such a life on someone else. Therefore, if you can talk them into helping you out of a dire situation, they already possess the resources to raise your levels beyond your wildest dreams.

Successful people know what you need and when you need it.

The rest is on you. You really need to prove to them that you are thirsty and you want to achieve something in life and that you are prepared to do what it takes. Successful people will invest their resources on you, guide you through your ventures, or even provide you with educational and financial support to get you started on the right foot. 

Furthermore, you have the opportunity to learn how they start their day, how they talk to people, how they influence people’s behaviors, what activities they are involved in daily, and what are the things that keep them at optimum levels until they go to bed. Surely, you will be dragged out of an intoxicated lifestyle and get into a healthier one. The rest is upon how to decipher the learning experience from such successful people. 

Successful people have their success stories and they greatly differ. No one follows a single path, but they follow the path they built themselves. Therefore, if you can harness the ideas of how you can pave your way to success, interacting with successful people will give you the insights, the secret ingredients, and the foresight you need to live your dreams. 

Final Thoughts 

Surrounding yourself with successful people is the key to personal development, raising your standards, and to being proactive. The more you spend time with them, the more you spend time in places where they are, the higher you’ll be motivated to change yourself for the better. You’ll often find yourself in workshops and seminars trying to nibble away as much information from them as possible and these are the hubs where successful people stretch and feed their diverse minds. 

You’ll be exposing yourself to different personalities who will push you out of your comfort zone. More importantly you actively get to structure your social environment and surround yourself with individuals you truly admire. At the end of the day, we become the people we idolize.

In other words, their attitudes and behavior are so overpowering that they will definitely influence you and it is more likely that this will help you realize similar achievements in life. This is why surrounding yourself with successful people is crucial.

Do you want to surround yourself with successful people but want help getting started? Then shoot me a message and we can talk about your next steps!