Do you feel like an outsider in your group and you feel like you just don’t belong there? Then you might want to reconsider your choices because you will eventually become a reflection of the people who surround you and interact with you; it can either be good or bad. So, how do decide who’s right and who’s wrong? Well, the right people empower you, elevate your ideas and help you achieve you life-long ambitions. On the other hand, a wrong company will make you question who you truly are and what you are capable of. It’s nearly impossible to rise above all when you’re constantly surrounded by people who undermine you and drain you of your energy. Your ability to accomplish the unaccomplished has much to do with the people you choose to surround yourself with on a daily basis. So, it is important for you to spend more time with people with similar values and ambitions who lift you up and inspire you to be better. Here a few ways you can choose the people you want to surround yourself with:
1) Finding your interests and values: Before you choose your peer group, you need to start with yourself and identity who you truly are and what all qualities do you possess because your you are going to determine the right people for you. When you truly understand your needs, you’ll find that it is much easier to spend time with people who share the same values and ideologies.
2) Meeting new People: Once you know who you want to become, you need to surround yourself people who will make you better. It is important to be social to find out who all are supporting your goal and sharing the same values and who all are simply holding you back. The people you want around you should share a genuine connection with you and help you pursue your dreams. So, try to get out of your comfort zone and connect with new people.
3) Stay in touch: We are often so stuck up with our own problems that we tend to neglect other people. So, try to stay involved with your friends’ lives and see what they’re up to from time-to-time because healthy relationships take time and patience and need people to make an effort to foster the relationship. To make a strong connection you can figure a way for you to be useful to them and offer up your skills.
Remember, you cannot change people, but you sure can choose people. So, choose wisely.