One of the major factors, which can limit your potential and hold you away from realising your dreams, is the opinions of other people. The secret to succeed and become all you can be is to live independently of the good opinion of other people. No one else’s opinion matters at all and in many cases the opinions, which are being expressed are coming from a place of insecurity on the part of the person expressing the opinion. They want to express their own insecurities and lack of determination, so that they can hobble you and your dreams.

Can you remember a time in your life when you shared a dream with someone else and they tried to dissuade you and told you about all the risks and reasons why you would fail. They came up with a million reasons why you would fail, how impossible your dream was and then proceeded to fill your head with their insecurities. The way to succeed is to explore, examine and get feedback from your environment before rushing into any new venture. The challenge is to know when the information you receive is of value and will serve you and when it is just negative regurgitated information from negative people who don’t want to see you succeed.

The easiest way to avoid the negative influence of other people is to avoid spending time around negative Nay Sayers and to rather find positive people to surround yourself with. When you surround yourself with people who are on similar journey to your own or who have succeeded themselves. They will offer support and guidance, which will bolster you efforts and help you succeed. Instead of filling your head with negativity and reasons you will fail.

The people you choose to spend time around will have a huge effect on the way your life turns out. So choose these people very wisely. As you prepare to win and become the best version of yourself possible, the biggest part of that preparation, is surrounding yourself with people who will encourage and support you. The ideal people to surround yourself with on this journey are people who have succeeded themselves or who are on a similar journey to your own and are driven to realise their full potential. These are people who are willing to step up to the plate and take risks and who are able to accomplish things that no believes is possible.

These people are not threatened by your possible success and so when you share your goals and dreams with them, they will support and encourage you. They will be willing to share their own experience with you and offer you guidance and support, sharing their own mistakes and helping you to avoid similar mistakes yourself. How your life turns out in the future will depend on the books you read, the actions you take and the people you surround yourself with. So commit to read books, which will help you to continually grow, take inspired action every day and surround yourself with people who will support and guide you.

You are indeed the average of the five people you surround yourself with, so choose these five people very wisely and you will create the foundation for unlimited achievement.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.