The key to success is not like a locker’s key to unlock but key to success is a change of environment around you. I am going to share a story of fish tank. Recently, in our office one fish in tanker passed away and died. So we called the expert and he came to our office. We asked him, what happened? How come our fish died? He said “one of the fish is sick and chances are there might be a few other fish that might be sick as well.” We were freaking out; we asked what should we do? How do we fix this? How do we treat the fish? Do we give them like some medicine? We have no idea how this works? He said “If a fish is sick you don’t need to treat the fish, you treat the water.” So here I want to share a very profound message with you. The number one enemy that is holding you back from success and that is you don’t treat the fish but you treat the water.
If you want to get key to success it means you want to improve your life. The very first thing you have to be aware of is your surroundings. Who do you surround yourself with? That is the water and you are the fish.
You see, majority of people, when they try to make an improvement. They want to change their lives. They want to increase income. They want to make more money. They want themselves to be happier but they want to change all of that without bringing any change in their environment. It is virtually impossible. You set yourself up for failure because if you want to change but the environment is dead-dealing, the people you mount around being negative; the people in your surroundings, they don’t respect you or the place you work, which is not good for your long-term objectives. It is not that track where you want to be.
How do you go to get out of that?
The first thing you must take into account is your environment, or more specifically, your surroundings, which include your workplace, home, office, and your friends around you, who you spend time with. Does that mean I ask you to move? Most likely, Yes. If you can’t move then you need to find a way. You need to at least get out of the environment. If you want to get key to success in life first of all you need to put yourself in a position to do so.
If you want get keys to a successful business and want to win a game. So at least enter the game. So you must first figure out a means to get out of the environment, whatever it takes.
The second thing you need to think about is the people around you, your friends. May be it’s the buddies you grew up with but are they where you want to be?
One thing that I love my mentor said, “show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.” It is very true. You can’t help but can be influenced by your friends. You can’t help if they are spending time with you. They are criticizing, groaning, complaining about whatever is going on. That’s who you are going to become. You become who you hang out with. So does that suggest that you need to spend minimum time with them? Most likely, Yes as well.
What about if they are family? One thing I have learned about family is you can love them from a distance. Maybe you want to be an entrepreneur and they say “Don’t do it, it’s too risky.” Why don’t you just get a safe and secure job? Why can’t you be like your mom? Why can’t you be like your father? Why can’t you be like your cousin? They can’t understand what you want to get? They don’t understand your ambition and it is very difficult to change them. One of the most challenging things is to change someone’s mind. Though it’s incredibly challenging, you might be able to get away with it. Maybe at least spend minimum time with them. You could choose, you can’t choose who your family, who they are? But, you are free to decide how much time you want to spend with them. I am aware that this may not sound politically correct. This may not be very popular opinion. I am sure, I am getting some haters, but it’s a fact.
If you want a change so treat the water, mean your environment. There is just so much willpower you can muster. But your environment, it would pull you towards the future that you want. If you want to go in one direction, your environment is pulling you to go in opposite direction.
Now in some cases, I am also writing about the loved ones, your spouse, your boyfriends, your classmates. Do they support your goals? Do they support of what you want to do? I frequently observe this a lot, as a couple, husband want to do this, the wife wants to do this and the spouse wants to do this, since a lot of, it can be bad programming from the past. Note that these are different directions.
You are going to have a challenge. The books that you read, the videos that you watch, that also makes a difference. Don’t use “Well, this is the way it is” as an explanation for the activities you attend. You have the power to alter the current situation.
If someone is negative, you don’t want to spend time with them. You should not spend time with them. No one forces you to watch that TV and not read a book. You always have a choice. You can either make excuses or you can create consequences. You can’t do both.
So the number one thing that is holding you back from success, I truly believe is your environment.
I have a question for you. Comment below
How will you change your environment?
Written by: Muhammad Sadiq member https://writersclubpk.com/writers-directory/