It is important to take keen note as to the environment that you are allowing to influence you. Who are the people in your sphere of influence? Are they headed in the direction that you want to go? Have they already arrived where you wish to be? These are questions you need to ask yourself concerning the people that you spend most of your time with. The saying, 'You are the average of the 5 people you spend your most time with' is quite true and I will explain why.
To explain this in more simpler terms, let me use this simple illustration:
Get a drop of ink (you are that drop of ink - highly motivated about life, enthusiastic, positive, energetic, etc...) and drop it into a glass of water (the environment around you - dull, boring, low self exteem, negative attitudes towards life, etc...). What do you think is going to happen to the drop of ink? As true as night follows day, the ink will not have much impact on the water. With time, it will eventually dissolve in the water and the red spot will be no more. Simple experiment that expalins a lot! However the question is: how many of you are willing to heed to the message? How many are actually monitoring their enviromnments to make sure that they are in the right environment that will surely facilitate their progress towards the destiny they hope to achieve?
The drop of ink had no right being in the water for it needed to be with its own kind AND SO DO YOU. Take time today and study the people you spend the most time around during the week and ask yourself: Are these people going somewhere? Are they people who are always judging, spreading negative gossip, complaining, blaming others, etc..? Do they constantly attempt to bring you down to their level of thinking? Are they dream stealers (discourage you from reaching your dreams by telling you that your dreams are inpossible)?
Remember, CONFIDENCE IS CONTAGIOUS AND SO IS LACK OF CONFIDENCE. So make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people - people who believe in you, who believe in your dreams and encourage you to go after them.