The goal defines the path and the path defines the surroundings. Let’s elaborate on this. The first step is to figure out the goal, then comes outlining a clear systematic path that leads us to that goal. Once this is done, we need to establish our surroundings. Our surroundings are the people, things and environment we surround ourselves with, and these people and things play a huge role in shaping who we are. Establishing the right surroundings is crucial in helping us stay on the path that leads us to our goal.
The constant influence of our surroundings shapes our minds and, hence, our behavioral patterns. For example, if we surround ourselves with angry and stressed people all day, it is harder to be calm and peaceful. The people around us can uplift us or bring us down, and so can the environment or things around us. A messy and cluttered house is not uplifting. It congests energy and makes it hard to think, to be creative and uplifted.
Most people struggle to reach their goals because they don’t assess their surroundings and because they don’t ask, “Are my surroundings helping me to stay on the path that leads to my goal?” If it is not, then something needs to be done about it.
People think that change is binary but it is not. It is not an on and off switch. If you break an addiction or a habit you abhor for a while then there is a very high chance you will relapse at some point in the future. Should you have worked with yourself in a…Read More
We are close to reaching the halfway mark of 2022. It feels, at least to me, the new year was not too long ago. A new year is often a promise of hope. A time when many people make plans, set goals and resolutions, and more than anything wish for things to be better, especially…Read More
Today, I wanted to continue on the topic that I touched on in my last post which was purpose. If you look at a person’s day, most of what happens in their day is driven by purpose. When we get in a car it is quite often, if not always, to go somewhere specific. Even…Read More
It’s quite obvious I’ve been absent from posting on my blog. It has been six and a half months since my last post. Over the last twelve months, I’ve invested a significant amount of my energy and time in the creation of my book. That was not the only thing I was absorbed in. Much…Read More