Surround yourself with your future self. What does this mean? Well, let’s talk about some studies I glanced at offhand. These studies showed that people are HEAVILY influenced in spending habits, communication mannerisms, and general behavior by the people they hang out with. Seems pretty obvious right?
Personally, there have been certain summers of my life where I have hung out frequently with gym rats and nutrition nuts. Guess what happened to me during those summers? You guessed it, I worked out 3x more than I normally did and ate leaner. It was effortless. Everyone around me was doing it so it was infinitely easier to summon the willpower to go out and exercise. When my friends and I were hanging out, we talked about working out and nutrition. So it shifted my mindset towards those topics.
So if I want to make a change for the better. If I want my future self to be the person I can be proud of. I can grind away and work endless hours waging a psychological battle against my weak willpower. OR. I can cheat. I can surround myself with people who my future self strives to be. My external environment can stimulate an internal change in mindset.
I want to become a better speaker. So I need to surround myself with polished speakers, join a club like toastmasters, and make it happen! I want to get better at fitting orthokeratology, so I am attending the orthokeratology academy meeting in Chicago next year. Seems like an obvious thing to do but sometimes common sense isn’t commonly thought of.