If someone is still not success in life, it might high possibility due to the environment you are in. Have you ever take it seriously when analysis your environment? Who do you stick with? What’s your working environment? What’s your learning environment? What you learn from the environment? And what you apply, follow the environment?
Let’s check out some simple example: Singapore is one of the world’s fastest walkers. Why not only half of it walking fast and the other half walk slowly? It’s because of environment. Notice it or not, your environments will change your living habits.
For another example, why some country crown as most commit suicide rate country? So you think its coincidence? It’s because of the environment too.
*I’m not telling you to blame the environment, as you can choose to change or stick and grow with it.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. | W. Clement Stone
How positive environment can help you in achieving great success in your life? When you stick with lots of people with great knowledge, you’ll “automatic” gain lots of knowledge when you’re with them, and even better, they’ll change your habits to go out and seek for more knowledge.
Let’s compare 2 working environment, in which here I’m taking sales as example:
Environment A is a team of salesman with positive attitude, hard working, consistence, high experience in sales, always seek and learn more, and with monthly achieve of 1 million sales and above!
Environment B is a team of salesman with lazy, blame this and that attitude, “waiting for salary” habit, with monthly sales achieve of below 5K.
Which do you think will help you grow faster and achieve more? Definitely that Environment A will change you to become more positive, in terms of work hard, positive attitude, mindset and also your achievement. That’s why successful people will likely and prefer to stick with other successful people, because they know how important is the environment and people they stick to.
What you know is not important, but who is know, yes.
*Of course, it won’t judge the 100% of you, but somehow you’ll get affected by the environment no matter its positive or negative environment.
Some of the real life example that I’ve always seen is that, children from very poor life, it’s either they’ll be the same poor as their parents do, or they’ll have a strong desire to giving his/her family a great life, thus they’ll work much harder than others on everything, because they know they need to and they must, in order to survive. In an opposite example, those who comes from a very rich family, they’ll either with a great environment, or “great environment” that determine who he/she will be in the future. A great environment would be how his/her parents teach them and grow them; while some of the rich people, their children will only be enjoying life to the fullest without knowing what’s their life target. Usually those from “great environment”, they’ll end up losing the ability to survive in the society, and become dependent towards the family. Again, the environment changes a person’s life.