The path to living your dreams is far shorter and a lot less lonely, if you surround yourself with the right people. It is important to surround yourself with people, who inspire and energise you and from whom you can learn, gain support, guidance, help, and get the encouragement you will need to keep going even when things get difficult. Don’t be afraid to walk in the footsteps of others – for that is where the most skill and knowledge can be acquired. When the time is right though, have the confidence to stride out and make your own mark.

Action Idea: There are several ways to create the positive environment that will help lift you closer towards the success you desire. Explore your environment and discover people who are successful, who have done what you hope to do and work to include them into your network. Choose a mentor who can guide and assist you. Someone who has a proven track record and who has a recipe for success that will help accelerate your success.

The way to identify the right mentor starts with first identifying what you want to learn and then finding out who has the ability to teach just that to you. Try to connect with the expert in that specific area and then immerse yourself in positive listening, watching, and reading.

Choose your Mentors and Support Group Wisely
When you are faced with any challenges or beginning a new project, choose your support group very carefully. A well-chosen support group of trusted advisers and mentors, will contribute invaluable information when needed and will offer guidance when the going gets tough. Be selective with whom you entrust your dreams and ensure that your support group speaks to your highest self and that they see your greatness in their hearts. Your support group and the mentors you choose are not just there to offer advice and guidance, but they are also necessary to help and guide you to see your magnificence. As your supporters, they should help you to grow your belief in your own skill and abilities.

Create a Positive Environment
When you surround yourself with the right people, you dramatically increase your chances of identifying opportunities that lie hidden in every challenge, because you are consistently operating in a positive environment, which is conducive to creative thought and action.

Spend Time with Optimists
Time spent with optimists is time invested wisely, for the measure of a real optimist is not in the fact that they always see their glass as half full, but that they also see the abundance that exists all around them and are therefore willing to share their half full glass with you.

See the Great in Others and Strive to be that
What you see in others is a reflection of who you can become. When you look for and identify the great in others exactly that will be reflected back to you. Discover the right support group and mentors, who project the right values, and who possess the right knowledge, skill and abilities that you need to succeed and you will have created the perfect environment, to support you on your journey to success.

Author's Bio: 

Hi my name is Andrew Horton; I am an inspirational Speaker, Master Teacher, Radio and TV Host, Global Traveler and Author. My area of focus is in the field of human behavior, expanded awareness and enlightenment. I travel the planet constantly researching, learning and seeking ways to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. I delve into the inner workings of the universe, always looking for ways to understand my role in making things better and contributing to the improvement of the human experience. Please visit my website to sign up for a daily inspirational message, by following this link Daily Inspirational Message. This is your daily call to action, a reminder to do things better each day. Visit my website at