Influences

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What things or people are influencing your life?

How often do we stop to check this?

Most poeple do not pause, certainly not very often, to ask this. Yet it is one of the most important factors in our day to day lives. Whether you are easily lead, or ‘strong’ and independent, we are all like sponges, we soak up our environment, we listen to the people around us, we watch, read etc.

It would be impossible not to be influenced by these things, so why do not pause very often, if at all to assess the impact that these daily inputs are having on our lives?

Simply, because we are not taught to, we are not encourage to. We a taught to be compliant, to listen to what we are told, to follow the rules. This is stamped on us from an early age, so by the time we are adults, we follow the crowd and we do not question.

It’s like food, what you put into your body is going to have an outcome, good, bad or indifferent.

It is exactly the same with our minds. So the people we talk to, listen to, follow or are influenced by, have a direct impact on our mindset, our happiness, or success, everything. The things we read, watch and listen to will also have a direct impact on everything.

So are the influences we have on us the right ones?

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