My dad once told me about this theory on different kinds of people. He always reminds me that we are the average of the four people we spend the most of our time with.
Ask yourself these four questions and this will tell you how good your circle is.
The gloomy one
Are the people around you talking about miseries or missions?
Leave those who always weep over life situations. Be with the ones who have goals in their life. The ones who always talk about their mission and about how to get there.
Are the people around you talking about their ideas or about events and people?
Leave those who always ask you: “Hey, do you know what happened over there? Let me tell you!” Be with the ones who talk about new and inspiring ideas, the ones who talk about opportunities, which will take you towards your goal.
The nostalgic one
Are the people around you talking about the future or the past?
Leave those who always live in nostalgia in their past lives. Be with the ones who enlighten you, who raise your hopes and aspirations, the ones telling you stories about success.
The “excuse me” one
Are the people around you supporting you or making excuses at the time of need?
Leave those who always say “please excuse me, but I can’t help you”. Be with those who support you in any way, be it financially, morally or intellectually, the ones who actually want to see you shine brighter.
The dream in your heart is bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment to see that dream fulfilled.