There is a psychological impact of your environment that affects your success and what you will achieve.

The adage says: You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. We’ve all heard it before.

Attitudes, Beliefs, Emotions, Habits, Success, Health are all heavily influenced by the circle of five environment.

So if you are totally happy and feel successful in your life – look to those five and say thank you and be proud of who you surround yourself with.

If however, you see room for improvement – if you want to grow and be more successful in your life, you need to upgrade your environment.

Seek out Coaches & Mentors that will push you to the next level.

Read and listen to the successful people you want to learn from. Your brain truly is a machine of effective self-correction. If you put garbage in – garbage will come out. But if you do a mental upgrade, your attitude, beliefs and success cannot stay put.

Put yourself in rooms with people smarter, brighter and more successful than you. The smartest thing you can ever do is never be the the smartest person in the room.

If you are, you need to find some smarter rooms to help you grow:

  • Join a club
  • Volunteer
  • Seek out a committee
  • Join Toastmasters
  • Join industry associations about safety or technical training
  • Join a mastermind group, paid or free.

And if none of these exist, start one and invite the people you would really want in the room.

The circle of five really does define your life whether you know it or not.

Surround yourself with people smarter than you who have achieved what you want to achieve, and you will be pulled in the direction to accomplish those same goals yourself.

How can you improve your own circle of five?