How To ‘Get Wired’ For Success

Posted by Jane H.T. Get wired for success

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People often underestimate the power of this simple truth: “You become what you surround yourself with”.

In practice, this means that the place you live in, the words you use, the people who you work and socialise with over time shape your personality and thus your life in subliminal ways, which we often don’t realise – this is what psychologists called the Information-Identity Loop.

With a hindsight we can usually say about someone: “He or she has changed so much since he started being around that new group of friends…” But the process itself is often too subtle and gradual to attract our conscious attention.

With that in mind, we should be particularly careful as to who we invite into our lives, especially people we deal with regularly.

Day after day, your interactions influence your inner structure and thinking patterns. Now ask yourself – are being around me success-oriented? Are they strong, positive and encourage my personal growth?

Being surrounded and supported by people heading in the same directions and sharing your values will have a great impact on your life, as their zeal, enthusiasm and confidence will nevitably become a part of your own thinking. If your friends and partners are ‘wired for success’, then you will rub off you, too.

Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you

An example from everday life that illustrates how powerful this interaction really is:

Imagine yourself being in high spirits, entering a room where people some serious tragedy just took place. No matter how good your mood might have been beforehand, confronted with the people in this room your heart instantly sinks. That happens even if the event does not affect you personally in any way.

The opposite words as well: think of a time you were feeling a bit tired and frustrated, and grudgingly went to a party you got invited to (as you were not really in the mood.) However, being a room full of happy people having a great time, your own mood soon lightened up and you started feeling good, too.

On a bigger scale that means that if you want to be successful, surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.

Do not settle for average quality connections, nor surround yourself with those who like to complain and make procrastination their life style, because before you realise, it is going to reflect on you as well. In many cases, it is better to be alone than in a company of people to dim your enthusiasm and drag you down.

Protect your life from bad influences as you would protect your valuables from thieves. If you notice that certain people have a negative impact on the way you feel and perform, do you best to gradually cut off those connections or at least minimalise the time you spend with those people.

It really pays to look for the company of people whose presence, influence and ideas will be a source of perpetual motivation and inspiration for you, a tonic for your mind and soul.

 

 

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