We love our friends – that’s why we’re friends with them! They’re the people we hang out with on a day-to-day basis, the people we workout with and go on holidays with. They are also the people who play a massive role in defining our future. Big call? Yep. But it’s true.
You may have huge dreams for your future (heck, we all should!), but are you really going to be driven to reach them if those closest to you are constantly telling you that you can’t, or that you’re dreaming too big, or if they themselves don’t have dreams equal in size to yours?
Those around you should support you.
They should motivate you.
They should believe in your dreams.
I’m not saying they should be telling you to work harder, to keep going, or telling you every day they believe in you. That’s your job, because at the end of the day you do decide your future.
But how much easier is it to go after your dreams, reach for new heights and take chances if the people closest to you are doing the same? If you surround yourself with people who also want greatness, and are motivated to be the best they can be, that will in turn motivate you. Being surrounded by motivated people motivates us.
Think about your 3 closest friends. What are their life goals? What do they want to do with their lives? Then ask yourself those questions too. Chances are your answers are similar.
If they’re not, ask yourself why.