As you venture into a new year, it's natural to wonder how you can possibly make it the best one yet. The problem comes when you try to figure out the details of how this is supposed to happen. Typically, we tend to look for these answers in lists and resolutions, long detailed instructions involving work in every aspect of your life guaranteed to give you success.
What if you only needed to change one thing to make this happen?
Think about this: in every success, what was the one thing consistently part of the process which made it easier to get there? Likewise, in every failure, where did the greatest difficulties lie?
If we're honest with ourselves then we realize both answers are the same. It was the people around us who had the most significant impact in these moments. The best success typically has friends, mentors, support groups, and cheerleaders all of which are rooting for you. On the other hand, it's the naysayers, the critics, the problematic people who hold us back.
With this in mind, ask yourself this: Who do you want to hang out with in the New Year?
It's really not complicated. When you become intentional in the company you keep, you'll find your entire world changes. Why?
They Already Think the Way You Do...
Being with like-minded people means they already have an innate understanding of your goals. You're not wasting a lot of time trying to explain what you're doing to someone who doesn't understand.
They're Already There...
These are your mentors, the ones who have the experience to guide you on your own path.
By understanding your journey, they also quickly comprehend the challenges you're facing and know just how to cheer you on.
They Become Accountability Partners...
The right crowd is more than happy to help keep you on task because they understand the full importance of what you're doing.
In the end, this one thing becomes so important then, you need to do what it takes to find them. Seem hard? It isn't really. Go where the action is! This is where you need to become proactive and take the initiative. After all, they're not going to find you!
Start with going places where you'll find people who understand your dreams. Attend seminars and free lectures. Look for groups on Facebook and other social media. Check out MeetUp for in-person get-togethers in your area.
The side benefit of all this? You'll be learning more in the process, and better equip yourself to get where you want to go. It's a win-win all the way around!