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Circle of influence

Your life doesn’t just “happen”.  Whether you are conscious of it or not, it is carefully designed by God but can be carelessly altered by you.  The choices, after all, are yours. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently.

Having access to the right mentor, friends, leaders and influence can determine your success.  If you want to overcome fear and be the best version of you, surround yourself with fearless, bold and courageous influencers. Surround yourself with positive people, people with the right mind-set, people that would be honest enough to tell you the truth, all this goes a long way in determining how you navigate through life’s challenges and build resilience in the face of adversity.

Just as too much of alcohol can have negative influence, surrounding yourself with negative intoxicating people cannot positively charge you for greatness. Positive or negative influence goes a long way in determining success or failure of an individual. We are influenced right from birth by our environment; our family, our social and economic status, the type of school we attend and so on and so forth. It is not just when we are at the verge of doing something great that we suddenly stumble upon this notion. Yes, to some extent, it can be argued that we are a product of our environment but we also have the power to choose the path we follow.

Our mind set is strongly influenced by factors that may be of both of negative and positive influence.  Developing the right mind set and being part of the right circle of influence is the psychology of success.  With the right mind set you can be motivated for greatness, but the responsibility to work towards achieving that success is a daily choice.

The right circle of influence promotes the right mental aptitude, positive energy and I-can-do-it attitude needed to achieve greatness and success.

When your circle of influence invests in developing and cultivating the greatness in you, you are bound to reach greater heights and deeper depths.  As iron sharpens iron, the right influence can open the door of opportunities.  It is very important to choose your circle carefully.  I found that prayer and spiritual discernment play a significant role in making a wise decision.

Your daily spiritual practice can help to attract the right influence into your experience.  You can start your day with a bible verse, positive quote or an uplifting video or song.  This will prepare your mind for your prayer or meditation.  After this I usually stay still, listen and open my soul to receive.

Remember you cannot be fruitful doing it alone, so be sure to surround yourself with the right company.

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