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You are influenced more than you think by the people that you surround yourself with. Look around – are those around you a positive force in your life – or are they a negative influence?

Do your friends uplift you – or are they always a "downer"? Do they support whatever you are doing – or do they tell you that whatever you are involved with will never work?

The people that you hang out with can have a definite influence on you. You need to make sure that your friends and associates are of a positive and enthusiastic mindset. Always surround yourself with positive "can do" people.

You also need to make sure that you are limiting time with those that are negative. Psychologists have proven that continued association with critical, complaining people can be enough to sabotage all your opportunities for success.

That can be hard. You may be living with someone like that – or a close friend may be. So, you really can’t just not talk to your spouse – but you can talk to them and let them know what a negative influence that they are on you. They may not even know it. And, look at it this way – if you stay positive and enthusiastic about life – maybe you can be a positive influence on them!

But, if they are just acquaintances that are always negative, the best thing to do is to limit the time that you spend with them. You want to associate yourself with people with positive energy, those going somewhere in their lives and, basically those that you would like to be with.

The funny thing is, once you become a totally positive and enthusiastic person – you’ll attract like-minded people to you!


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