Change Your Thoughts, By Changing Your Surroundings – (Artificially)
It has been said that you will inherit the characteristics of the people you surround with yourself the most.
Really sit there and think about it for a couple of minutes.
How much money do you make? What type of things do you like to do? What things do you like to talk about? How do you talk? What types of foods do you like?
The chances are that the people you hang around with the most have all the same similar interests.
Or is that really the case?
Could it be? Maybe it is you that has formed all those things in common with those people without you even thinking about it?
I want you to take a look at some stats I have learned from studying up success.
There really are not that many super successful people in America. Looks like only 15% of the population is considered to be millionaires. So that leaves the rest, 85%, not being millionaires.
Why is this so?
Well, one of the beliefs that I have, and I have a lot of reasons to believe this, is that…
We As Human Beings Will, Without Question, Without Fail, Whether We Like It Or Not, Become Like Those We Associate With The Most.
Look at the vast majority of people in the USA. Let’s face it. A whole lot of them are not super successful. So, chances are you’re probably hanging out with people that are not super successful.
So how do we combat this? Is this inevitable? Are we all forced to mingle with people that simply don’t want to succeed and aspire for more?
No way!! Here is your way out.
Start to read books about successful people. Read biographies. Read self-help books. Read books on business success. Read about the greats of yesterday and today. Read, read, and then read some more.
I checked stats out on reading habits and what I’ve discovered about the number of books Americans read is crazy…
Americans Read An Average Of 12 Books a Year
And guess what? Half of those books are romance novels.
No… one… reads!!
Guess what I found out about the super successful people, and I’m talking about the top 5% to 10%?
They read! Oh, and they read A LOT!
They read at least 1 book a month. They are always looking to self improve. Always. Being as successful as they are, they still strive to learn even more.
They make the time every month, no matter what (and these people are busy!) to read more books. This is one of the reasons, in my opinion, that they are so successful.
They surround themselves with successful people, not physically, but in there mind, an imaginary way. They control their own reality, and they have complete control of this reality because of what they allow themselves to input into their own minds.
Remember what I said…
We as human beings will, without question, without fail, whether we like it or not, will become like those we associate with most.
I do not know if I could ever prove that to be a fact, but I have lived long enough and read enough to truly believe that to be the case. Since I believe that then why not do that.
Look, I know we are not blessed with being born, growing up, or even living near people that are super successful. There is no way we can get up and go out to talk to multi-millionaires tomorrow morning or anytime soon. We are basically stuck with all of the just average ordinary people we mingle around with every day. There is no helping that, but it still doesn’t mean that you can’t change your life.
Here Is How To Change Your Life, And Start To Do It Easily
Surround yourself with successful people, artificially.
That’s right! Never in the history of the world has there been a better time than today to artificially associate yourself with success because of the technology we have today.
We have iPhones to download audiobooks of success, self-help, business, winning, eating healthy, better living and so on. We have youtube videos, digital books, Bluetooth headphones, and car stereos to fully saturate our brains with words and philosophies of some of the brightest and the best this world has ever given us.
You have time to input this information all the time too. Every bathroom break you take you can read. Every shower you take you can set up audio for you to listen to while you scrub your armpits. Every drive you take can add knowledge to your brain. Think about it…a 15-minute drive to work is 30 minutes of listening to a book a day. 5 days a week and you got 2 and a half hours of a book done. An audiobook can be about 8 to 10 hours so you can get one listened to in a month! With no added time to your schedule.
The point I’m making is that we may not have the right circumstances that allow us to associate with successful people, but what we do have is the ability to control what we allow ourselves to input into our brains with books of success. No one can stop us from doing that. No one can take that control from us.
We can artificially create our own success surroundings in our lives.
Give it a shot for a month. Honestly try. Even if you barely pay attention to what you read and listen to. I guarantee that some of it will sink in. You will start to think and become, without question, without fail, whether you like it or not, like those successful people in those books.