Did you know that the average toddler hears the word “no” 400 times a day?
Although it’s usually backed by good reasons, a “no” versus a “yes” typically has a negative impact that can transcend into adulthood.
Because of this restraint, people tend to be swayed from exercising their true potential and instead are influenced by the expectations of others.
But YOU don’t have to be one of them!
I’m here to show you how one simple alteration to your current lifestyle can unlock the secret to your personal success.
Have you ever been told to “choose your friends wisely”?
You probably have on more than one occasion. The thing is, there’s a reason you’ve gone through life repeatedly hearing this statement… because it’s true!
The friends and family that you surround yourself with have a natural tendency to influence your decisions and level of confidence.
For this reason, it’s important to disassociate yourself from those who do not empower you and connect with individuals that share similar ambitions.
No matter what you choose to pursue in life, it’s crucial to know exactly what you want and have a burning desire to possess it. But how do you expect to maintain this drive and reach the goals that you’ve set if you’re consistently discouraged from doing so?
Free yourself from the dead weight of other people’s expectations even if it means separating from those that are closest to you.
At a young age, you become accustomed to hearing the word “no”. You’re prohibited more frequently than you’re encouraged, which can subconsciously impact your independence as an adult. It’s essential to believe in yourself and remain confident in the decisions that you make.
As a toddler you’re constantly told “no” in an effort to guide you in the right direction. Even as an adult, the majority of people offer advice to help you in a way that they feel is best. But the path that you choose to pursue isn’t for them to decide.
You’re your own person and the dreams that you choose to follow should not be swayed by the opinions of others. But only you have the ability to control this outside influence.
Studies show that 95% of people fail to achieve their goals. This failure is due to many different factors, but the influence from loved ones is arguably the most impactful.
For example: a flower engulfed by weeds can’t ever grow to its true potential, but a flower surrounded by other flowers can fully blossom. So, do you consider yourself to be surrounded by weeds or flowers?
You have the ability to map out your own path in life. If you don’t then someone else will do it for you.